Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques

Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques

by Wilfred G. E. Watson

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In spite of debatable issues, such as metre, we now know enough about classical Hebrew poetry to be able to understand how it was composed. This large-scale manual, rich in detail, exegesis and bibliography, provides guidelines for the analysis and appreciation of Hebrew verse. Topics include oral poetry, metre, parallelism and forms of the strophe and stanza. Sound patterns and imagery are also discussed. A lengthy chapter sets out a whole range of other poetic devices and the book closes with a set of worked examples of Hebrew poetry. Throughout, other ancient Semitic verse has been used for comparison and the principles of modern literary criticism have been applied.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781850750482
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/1984
Series: Jsot Supplement Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 471
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wilfred Watson teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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