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The Fabb and Halle’s Theory of Meter in Poetry and the Latvian Dainas

Kristīne Konrāde ; Boston Dainas Project, Riga, Latvia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 781 Kb

str. 215-228

preuzimanja: 167



I have chosen to illustrate the application of Fabb and Halle’s theory of
meter in poetry with expressions about ravens that are formulas from three different oral poetic traditions. They represent the epics from the Balkans, English ballads and Latvian narrative and lyric dainas. Let it be the beginning for the exploration of commons aspects of formulae that go well beyond metrics.

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meter, Latvian dainas, oral formulas, generating metrical grids, wellformed metrical line, epic songs, ballads

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