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The Composition of Old English Poetry

The Composition of Old English Poetry

by Hal Momma, H. Momma
     
 

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This book offers an imaginative new way of understanding the relationship between syntax and metre in Old English verse. It challenges the view that Old English poetry is composed in loose syntax to compensate for the strict requirements of prosody, such as metre and alliteration. The author proposes a 'prosodical' syntax to replace the famous syntactic laws of Hans

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This book offers an imaginative new way of understanding the relationship between syntax and metre in Old English verse. It challenges the view that Old English poetry is composed in loose syntax to compensate for the strict requirements of prosody, such as metre and alliteration. The author proposes a 'prosodical' syntax to replace the famous syntactic laws of Hans Kuhn through its greater accuracy and wider range of application. She formulates three concise rules which apply to the entire Old English poetic corpus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030762
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #20
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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