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An introduction to Old English metre

Alan Joseph Bliss

An introduction to Old English metre

by Alan Joseph Bliss

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Published by R. West in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Versification.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprint of the 1962 ed. published by B. Blackwell, Oxford.

    Statementby Alan Bliss.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE253 .B5 1978
    The Physical Object
    Pagination33 p. ;
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4721068M
    ISBN 100849235324
    LC Control Number78008129
    OCLC/WorldCa3893807

    Old English sentences have also been cited from Sweet’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, Bright’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, and Cook’s First Book in Old English. The short chapter on the Order of Words has been condensed from my Order of Words in Anglo-Saxon Prose (Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, New Series, Vol. I, No. 2). Old English metre is the conventional name given to the poetic metre in which English language poetry was composed in the Anglo-Saxon period. The best-known example of poetry composed in this verse form is Beowulf, but the vast majority of Old English poetry belongs to the same tradition. The most salient feature of Old English poetry is its heavy use of alliteration.

    Introduction to the Old Testament of the New English Bible by Sir Godfrey Driver. The Old Testament consists of a collection of works composed at various times from the twelfth to the second century B.C.; and much of it, e.g. genealogies, poems and stories, must have been handed down by word of mouth for many generations.   Introduction by Wilberforce Eames Reprinted original t.p.: The Whole book of Psalmes faithfully translated into English metre: whereunto is prefixed a discourse declaring not only the lawfullness, but also the heavenly ordinance of singing Scripture Psalmes in the churches of Pages:

    Metre interacts not only with grammar and syntax but also with word-formation or the word-choice made by the poets. Old English poets tend to avoid certain metrical sequences in compounds, certain inflected forms of a given word, and certain suffixes, for example. Word-formation in the poetry is highly constrained on metrical grounds.   Old English Metre offers an essential framework for the critical analysis of metrical structures and interpretations in Old English literature. Jun Terasawa's comprehensive introductory text covers the basics of Old English metre and reviews the current research in the field, emphasizing the interaction between Old English metre and components such as word Author: Jun Terasawa.


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Old English Metre: An Introduction (Toronto Anglo-Saxon Book 7) - Kindle edition by Terasawa, Jun. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Old English Metre: An Introduction (Toronto Anglo-Saxon Book 7)/5(4).

"In its references to web-sites and computer-links, An Introduction to Old English is very much a book of the twenty-first century; and many of its novel features - for example the chapter on the grammar of poetry, or the appendix on common spelling variants - will be extraordinarily helpful to teachers and students alike." ―Michael Lapidge, University of Notre Dame/5(16).

In the preceding chapters we have considered Old English metre and its relevance to lexical and grammatical choice in poetry. This chapter will explore other interesting questions relevant to Old English metre, concerning whether metrical evidence could provide clues to the dating of texts, authorship, and the distinction between verse and prose.

Get this from a library. Old English metre: an introduction. [Jun Terasawa] -- "Old English Metre offers an essential framework for the critical analysis of metrical structures and interpretations in Old English literature. Jun Terasawa's comprehensive introductory text covers. OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title.

Reprint of the ed. published by B. Blackwell, Oxford. Description: 31 pages ; 28 cm. Series Title: Old English. Old English Metre offers an essential framework for the critical analysis of metrical structures and interpretations in Old English literature.

Jun Terasawa's comprehensive introductory text covers the basics of Old English metre and reviews the current research in the field, emphasizing the interaction between Old English metre and components such as word-formation, word-choice, /5(3). This innovative introduction to the Old English language focuses on what students need to know in order to engage with Old English literary and historical texts.A pioneering introduction to Old English designed for a new generation of s no expertise in other languages or in traditional g chapters and 'Quick Start' sections cover 3/5(2).

Introduction to Old English is a leading text designed to help students engage with Old English literature for the first time.

The new third edition builds on the success of previous editions and includes numerous chapter updates, as well as expanded coverage of Old English manuscripts, runes, and other inscriptions/5(37). Featuring numerous updates and additional anthology selections, the 3rd edition of Introduction to Old English confirms its reputation as a leading text designed to help students engage with Old English literature for the first time.

A new edition of one of the most popular introductions to Old English Assumes no expertise in other languages or in traditional 3/5(1). This book is designed to ease the beginner into competent reading of Old English texts. It presents the essential points of Old English grammar and also includes a selection of short, relatively simple original language texts, glossed and annotated.

Numerous practice exercises are also included throughout. A companion website includes additional interactive. "Introduction to Old English is the leading text available designed to help students engage with Old English literary and historical texts for the first time.

This new edition builds on the success of the original and includes an expanded anthology and new, easy-to-use glossary."- Pages: 1 A beginner’s guide (hopefully) to Old English metre (versionSeptember 26th ) Alaric Hall and Sheryl McDonald1 1.

Introduction When referring to poetic metre, we are referring to the structure of a poem’s has to. An Introduction to English Syntax Jim Miller An Introduction to English Phonology April McMahon A CIP record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 0 3 (hardback) Frisian, AN INTRODUCTION TO OLD ENGLISH., language, /.

Old English Grammar. This is the companion site to Murray McGillivray’s Gentle Introduction to Old English from Broadview Press offering hypertext versions of the book’s texts, interactive grammar exercises, and outlines the grammar of Old English. A selection of useful materials for Old English learners can also be found on Murray McGillivray’s older site Old English at the.

Alan J. Bliss, ‘An Introduction to Old English Metre’, Oxford: Blackwell, Once distributed to Oxford English undergraduates, copies of this magisterial pamphlet are now scarce.

Perfect to be carried in one’s greatcoat-pocket at all times. Blessedly, a complete facsimile is now currently accessible “online” here. Bliss ( (shelved 3 times as old-english) avg rating — 1, ratings — published Want to Read saving.

The two 'standard' introductory texts are Mitchell and Robinson's A Guide to Old English and Baker's Introduction to Old English. The latter was my first text, but I believe that the Guide is the superior book.

Baker runs a website keyed to his bo. This book may represent the most 'painless' or casual method of learning Old English, but I recommend using it alongside a reference work like Campbell or Mitchell and Robinson.

Cassidy and Ringler is now long out of print, but it was a popular textbook in its time and can still be found second-hand without much difficulty.

Book Reviews Old English Metre: An Introduction. By Jun Terasawa. Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series, 7. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Pp.

xiv + $45 (cloth); $ (paper). Old English meter is one of the most powerful devices at scholars' disposal for coping with the radical indeterminacy of Old English verse texts, for descriptive meter touches.

In poetry, metre or meter (American; see spelling differences) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse metre, or a certain set of metres alternating in a particular order.

The study and the actual use of metres and forms of versification are both known as prosody. (Within linguistics, "prosody" is used in a more. Old English Metre offers an essential framework for the critical analysis of metrical structures and interpretations in Old English literature.

Jun Terasawa's comprehensive introductory text covers the basics of Old English metre and reviews the current research in the field, emphasizing the interaction between Old English metre and components such as word-formation, word-choice, Brand: Jun Terasawa.English literature - English literature - The Old English period: The Angles, Saxons, and Jutes who invaded Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries brought with them the common Germanic metre; but of their earliest oral poetry, probably used for panegyric, magic, and short narrative, little or none survives.

For nearly a century after the conversion of King Aethelberht I of Kent to Christianity.For more than thirty years, A Guide to Old English has been the standard introduction to Old English language and literature.

This updated sixth edition retains the structure and style of the popular previous editions, and includes two new, much-requested texts: Wulf and Eadwacer and book consists of two parts/5.