Metrical Organization of Beowulf: Prototype and Isomorphism

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of tables
Abbreviations and symbols
Ch. 1 Theoretical background 1
Ch. 2 Metrical types and metrical schemes 13
Ch. 3 The heavy drop 65
Ch. 4 The normal drop 149
Ch. 5 Resolution 171
Ch. 6 Alliteration 277
Ch. 7 Anacrusis 315
Ch. 8 The asymmetry between the a-verse and the b-verse, and the organization of the line 341
Ch. 9 The hypermetric verse 355
Ch. 10 Conclusions 371
Notes 393
References 453
Index of authors 475
Index of subjects 481
Index of verses cited for discussion 489
Index of verses classified according to metrical type 497
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