Reconstructing the Rhythm of Beowulf

Reconstructing the Rhythm of Beowulf

by Robert P. Creed
     
 

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Creed, known for his radio dramatizations of Beowulf, returned to the manuscript of the poem to revise the conventional modern construction of the lines, and thereby the rhythm and meaning. Realizing that the scribe recorded only written syllables, he recognized the metrical importance of the unwritten silences (or instrument strums). He also hypothesizes of alliterating words that encode cultural truths from centuries before and parallel modern theories of speech production and the brain. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780826207227
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
04/01/1990
Pages:
232

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