This book updates prosodic theory and integrates it within recent developments in literary criticism. At the core of the study is the assumption that the sound of discourse transfers the text from its silent fictional existence to an independent entity that refers, through its linguistic dialect, to a social context outside the text. This assumption opens up the possibility of moving beyond defining prosodic forms merely according to the number of syllables or feet in a line toward an investigation of larger units and meta-constructions of prosodic elements where form and ideological content are inseparable.
Danacode:   110-20186 ISBN:  978-965-226-417-6 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   160 Weight:   500 gr Dimensions:  17X25 cm Publication Date:   11/2012 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
This volume traces the history of Hebrew versification from biblical poetry, through ancient Hebrew liturgy, medieval poetry, poetry of the Haskalah, and finally modern Hebrew poetry. After the biblical period, all systems of versification demanded umeric