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Author Bakker, Egbert J.

Title Poetry in speech : orality and Homeric discourse / Egbert J. Bakker.

Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 237 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Myth and poetics
Myth and poetics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and indexes.
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Contents Foreword / Gregory Nagy -- Pt. 1. Perspectives. 1. The Construction of Orality. 2. The Writing of Homer -- Pt. 2. Speech. 3. Consciousness and Cognition. 4. The Syntax of Movement. 5. Homeric Framings -- Pt. 3. Special Speech. 6. Rhythm and Rhetoric. 7. Epithets and Epic Epiphany. 8. The Grammar of Poetry.
Summary Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other features of oral style within the wider contexts of spoken language and communication, he moves the study of oral poetry beyond the landmark work of Milman Parry and Albert Lord. One of the book's central features, related to the research of the linguist Wallace Chafe, is Bakker's conception of spoken discourse as a sequence of short speech units reflecting the flow of speech through the consciousness of the speaker. Bakker shows that such short speech units are present in Homeric poetry, with significant consequences for Homeric metrics and poetics. Considering Homeric discourse as a speech process - rather than as the finished product associated with written discourse - Bakker's book offers a new perspective on Homer as well as on other archaic Greek texts.
Subject Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Homère -- Technique.
Homer. (OCoLC)fst00029137
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Poetics -- History -- To 1500.
Discourse analysis, Literary.
Oral-formulaic analysis.
Oral tradition -- Greece.
Speech in literature.
Analyse du discours littéraire.
Analyse des formules orales.
Discourse analysis, Literary. (OCoLC)fst00894944
Epic poetry, Greek. (OCoLC)fst00913902
Oral-formulaic analysis. (OCoLC)fst01047128
Oral tradition. (OCoLC)fst01047117
Poetics. (OCoLC)fst01067682
Speech in literature. (OCoLC)fst01129229
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
Ilias (Homerus)
Odyssea (Homerus)
Mondelinge literatuur.
Discourse analysis.
Literatura grega clássica (crítica e interpretação)
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bakker, Egbert J. Poetry in speech. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997 (DLC) 96031979 (OCoLC)35192229
ISBN 9781501722776 (electronic bk.)
1501722778 (electronic bk.)
0801432952 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780801432958 (cloth ; acid-free paper)

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