Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques
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.
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POETIC TEXTS IN OTHER SEMITIC LANGUAGES
NOTES ON METHOD
THE HEBREW POET IN ACTION
STANZA AND STROPHE
SOUND IN HEBREW POETRY
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acrostic Akkadian Akkadian poetry alliteration allusion anacrusis analysis ancient archaisms assonance Baal ballast variant BIBLIOGRAPHY bicolon chiasmus chiastic pattern closure cola components context couplet Dahood discussed elements ellipsis enjambment envelope figure Epic Erra example expression formula function gender gender-matched grammatical Hebrew poetry hendiadys hyperbole imagery inclusio indicators inversion irony Isaiah Joel keywords Kugel language Line-forms linguistic literary meaning merismus metaphor metre metrical monocolon Note noun occurs onomatopoeia oral poetry pair parallel word-pairs passage phrase pivot pattern poem poet poetic devices prose Prov Psalms quatrain refrain repeated repetition rhetorical questions rhyme second colon Semitic sequence simile Song staircase parallelism stanza stress strophe strophic structural synonyms tradition translation tricola tricolon types Ugaritic Ugaritic and Akkadian Ugaritic poetry verb verse Watson word-pairs wordplay words Yahweh