Poetry in the Song of Songs

Poetry in the Song of Songs

by Patrick Hunt
     
 

This ground-breaking study explores the structure and literary figures in the biblical Hebrew poetry of the Song of Songs. These figures include simile, metaphor, paronomasia, parallelism, sensory cluster, fertility language - flowers, spices, and plants as well as animals and images of wealth - and many other literary devices, delineated but not limited to how…  See more details below

Overview

This ground-breaking study explores the structure and literary figures in the biblical Hebrew poetry of the Song of Songs. These figures include simile, metaphor, paronomasia, parallelism, sensory cluster, fertility language - flowers, spices, and plants as well as animals and images of wealth - and many other literary devices, delineated but not limited to how they also appear in classical literature as defined by Aristotle, Quintilian, and others. This biblical poetry is also compared to the Greek poetry of Sappho and Egyptian love poetry as well as to the Ramayana and the Kamasutra. The Song of Songs is discreetly yet firmly interpreted as erotic literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820481920
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Studies in Biblical Literature Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Patrick Hunt is the Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project at Stanford University, California, where he has taught since 1994. He received his Ph.D. in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, University of London. His published articles appear in many journals and he is also the author of Caravaggio, a book on this revolutionary artist’s life and imagery, as well as books of poetry, notably House of the Muse.

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