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Indo-European Poetry and Myth$
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M. L. West

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280759

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.001.0001

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Poet and Poesy

Poet and Poesy

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Indo-European Poetry and Myth

M. L. West (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines the poetic traditions of Indo-Europeans. Topics covered include concepts of poetry, poetry as recall, poesy as construction, poesy as weaving, poesy as carpentry, the ship of song, the chariot of song, Graeco-Aryan metre, alliteration, metrical terminology, poetic prose, verse in a prose setting, hymns and praise, narrative poetry, personation, and codifications.

Keywords:   Indo-Europeans, poetry, poesy, versification, occasions, genres

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