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Out of Line: Homeric Composition beyond the Hexameter

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Building upon the groundbreaking work of Milman Parry and Albert Lord, Out of Line presents a new theory of Homeric composition, focusing upon patterns that extend beyond the boundary of the line and the clause. Matthew Clark takes enjambment as a starting point, analyzing the techniques used by the poet to complete a line that begins with a runover. Clark proceeds to propose two levels of analysis, a "deep-structure" level, which describes the associations of words and ideas before they take metrical form, and a "surface-structure" level, which describes the words as they are employed on any particular occasion. Out of Line combines formulaic and metrical analysis, expanding the study of Homeric meter both in practice, by taking into account larger compositional structures such as entire scenes, and in theory, by using the results to test models of formulaic composition. This book is important for students and scholars of Homer, epic, and oral literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122344678
Subtitle:
Homeric Composition beyond the Hexameter
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Creator:
Matthew Clark
Author:
Matthew Clark
Author:
Clark, Matthew
Subject:
Hexameter
Subject:
Homer
Subject:
Composition (language arts)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Aesthetics, Ancient.
Subject:
Greek language
Subject:
Oral tradition
Subject:
Oral-formulaic analysis.
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek language -- Metrics and rhythmics.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
199712
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
264

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