The Composition Of Old English Poetry by Hal MommaThe Composition Of Old English Poetry by Hal Momma

The Composition Of Old English Poetry

byHal Momma

Paperback | January 15, 2007

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This book offers an imaginative new way of understanding the relationship between syntax and meter 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 meter and alliteration. The author proposes a "prosodical" syntax to replace the syntactic laws of Hans Kuhn through its greater accuracy and wider range of application. She formulates three concise rules that apply to the entire Old English poetic corpus.
Title:The Composition Of Old English PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:January 15, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521030765

ISBN - 13:9780521030762

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Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Hierarchy of verse-likeness; 3. Word classification; 4. Kuhn's Laws and prosodical syntax; 5. Attached unstressed elements; 6. Detached unstressed elements; 7. Stressed elements; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.