Croaking Frogs: A Guide to Sanskrit Metrics and Figures of Speech

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This guide to Sanskrit metrics and figures of speech can be used as a workbook for learning how to chant verses. It includes fully-worked examples of the most popular types of verse. The book has six sections: 1. "Poetic elements in Sanskrit literature" explains the extensive use of verse in Indian texts. 2. "Introduction to Metrics" gives a clear overview of Sanskrit prosody. 3. "A Treasury of Common Meters" includes fully-worked examples of verses drawn from many sources. 4. "Figures of Speech" explains similes, metaphors, and other poetic uses of language. 5. "Figures of Sound" explains techniques that affect sound, such as rhyme and alliteration. 6. A metrical analysis of the Hathapradipika, the best-known work on Hatha Yoga, is included. An Introduction to the Hathapradipika by Anthony Biduck summarizes key spiritual and philosophical ideas of Hatha Yoga. Includes a Foreword by Consulting Editor Ram Karan Sharma, References, Bibliography, Glossary, Index, and Appendices.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO METRICS
27
A TREASURY OF METERS
65
FIGURES OF MEANING ARTHĀLAṄKĀRA
191
FIGURES OF SOUND ŚABDĀLAṄKĀRA
233
METERS USED IN THE HAṬHAPRADĪPIKĀ
361
THE CROAKING FROGS HYMN
367
GLOSSARY
375
BIBLIOGRAPHY
391
INDEX
399
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
407
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