By Seiichi Suzuki
This can be a finished learn of outdated Saxon metre, with a specific emphasis at the Heliand, an alliterative epic of the Gospel tale and the main vast paintings of previous Germanic poetry. via a close description of the metre in its personal phrases and a scientific comparability with the outdated English alliterative culture, specially Beowulf, this ebook indicates how the Heliand poet brought a wealth of metrical concepts, reorganising the conventional scheme beneath an overarching precept of inventive layout. After taking off the literary, metrical, linguistic, and functional bases, the writer strikes directly to contemplate the Heliand metre intensive, its homes; he identifies a suite of metrical varieties, determines their distributional constraints, and establishes their paradigmatic and syntagmatic service provider. He additionally offers with answer and alliteration, and the composition of hypermetric verses and lines.Appendices hide the scansion of overseas names, and the metre of the previous Saxon Genesis.