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alliteration in coda : an Old English example?

(1) Can the coda, the final part of a syllable, be part of an alliteration? Do we have any example in the literature? (2) in Beowulf.25 ("in mǣ́ġþa ġehwǣ́re | mán ġeþéo͡n.", stressed syllables with ...
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Northumbrian pronunciation of ge-/gi- prefix and -g suffix

I'm working on a musical setting of Cædmon's Hymn, and I'd like to have the primary setting be in the Northumbrian dialect of its earliest written example (the 737 "Moore" Bede manuscript). I'm ...
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Discourse/Rhetorical structure in poetic writings

There are several taxonomies for describing relations between rhetorical/discourse components in prose text (PDTB, RST, etc). Has anyone tried to describe the sort of relationships between elements ...
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Kaluza's law and Beowulf.64b

in short : (1) how shall I scan Beowulf.64b "herespēd ġyfen" ? (2) How shall I understand Seiichi Suzuki's remark about 64b : "[a verse whose] second lift fails to be occupied by a sequence of a ...
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Name of the theory of lexical semantics that distinguishes consonants by the values “up” and “down”?

I'm reading "Cognitive interpretation of Czech verse" by Pavel Jiráček about a way to analyze poetry by reading how the consonants, syllables and words conotate "up" and "down". What is the best ...
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What introducing phonology book cover its applications on poetics or musicology?

I am an absolute beginner with basic knowledge on linguistics, phonetics, phonology, poetics or musicology acquired by reading from Wikipedia, and currently attending a short course to learn to use ...
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What was the dían type of old Irish verses?

Composing this type of poetic meter was mentioned as a skill obtained through the first year of education of filídh (old Irish poets) at foclóc rank. Are there any reliable online resourses ...
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How does the grammar and phonology of a language affect poetry in this language? [closed]

How does the grammar and phonology of a language affect poetry in this language? Can it encourage using particular rhyming schemes and meters while making other rhyming schemes and meters impossible? ...
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scansion of a iambic trimeter

I'm stuck with the scansion of the second of the following lines I read in Euripides' Bacchae : 441 κἀγὼ δι᾽ αἰδοῦς εἶπον : Ὦ ξέν᾽, οὐχ ἑκὼν 442 ἄγω σε Πενθέως δ᾽ ὅς μ᾽ ἔπεμψ᾽ ἐπιστολαῖς. (...
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Did people actually used poetic languages like Latin and Persian for basic spoken communication?

I can't help but notice the older generation frequently scolding the younger ones of corrupting the language by introducing words like lol, ASAP, brb, OMG, pj, etc. Indeed, with the astronomical ...
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anomaly in a Latin hexameter

I read in Ovid, Metamorphoses , 1.502-503 : fugit ōcior aurā illa leuī nequ(e) ad haec reuocantis uerba resistit. My (rough) translation : But she flees, ...
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Can the Latin conjunction -que coordinate two propositions?

I read in Ovid, Metamorphoses, I.474-477 (Apollo is in love with Daphne) : Protinus alter amat, fugit altera nomen amantis silvarum tenebris captivarumque ferarum exuviis gaudens innuptaeque aemula ...
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How do English people understand the grammatical cases? [closed]

In Czech poetry you can say something like this: "zvukem kulek k tobe promlouvam" which is "I speak to you with(through) the sound of bullets/shots"./"Mluvim k tobe se(skrz) zvukem(zvuk) kulek." ...
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Are Slavic languages better suited for poetry? [closed]

When I try to write a poem or some lyrics in English, I am stuck with the very strict word order and other things like articles, very repetitive usage of articles (a/an, the) that destroy the sound ...