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The composition of Old English poetry

Author: H Momma
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. It proposes instead that Old English poetry has incorporated prosody into its system. This 'prosodical' syntax is intended to replace the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H Momma
ISBN: 0521554810 9780521554817
OCLC Number: 34690769
Description: xiii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 20.
Responsibility: H. Momma.
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