Revising Oral Theory: Formulaic Composition in Old English and Old Icelandic Verse Paul Acker

ISBN: 9780815331025

Published: April 1st 1998

Hardcover

134 pages


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Revising Oral Theory: Formulaic Composition in Old English and Old Icelandic Verse  by  Paul Acker

Revising Oral Theory: Formulaic Composition in Old English and Old Icelandic Verse by Paul Acker
April 1st 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 134 pages | ISBN: 9780815331025 | 10.51 Mb

Focusing on the Old English poem Beowulf, on various Old Norse rune poems, and on the Old Icelandic mythological and legendary poems of the Elder Edda, this study addresses the following questions: what does it mean to compose with formulas- wasMoreFocusing on the Old English poem Beowulf, on various Old Norse rune poems, and on the Old Icelandic mythological and legendary poems of the Elder Edda, this study addresses the following questions: what does it mean to compose with formulas- was repetition in these poems fixed or flexible- how do formulas relate to more large-scale poetic strategies and motifs- and in what sense are such formulas a part of oral tradition?



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