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A theory of Middle English alliterative meter

Robert William Sapora

A theory of Middle English alliterative meter

with critical applications

by Robert William Sapora

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Published by Mediaeval Academy of America in [Boston] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Versification.,
  • English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
  • Rhetoric, Medieval.,
  • Alliteration.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementRobert William Sapora, Jr.
    SeriesSpeculum anniversary monographs ;, 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE659.A6 S17
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 117 p. :
    Number of Pages117
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4570521M
    ISBN 100910956618
    LC Control Number77089927

      The startling formal variety of Piers Plowman and other Middle English alliterative poems comes into sharper focus when viewed in diachronic perspective: the meter was in transition; to understand it, we need to know where it came from and where it was headed at the moment it died out/5(5).


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A Theory of Middle English Alliterative Meter: with Critical Applications (Speculum Anniversary Monographs) A theory of Middle English alliterative meter book 1) [Sapora Jr., Robert William] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Theory of Middle English Alliterative Meter: with Critical Applications (Speculum Anniversary Monographs) (Volume 1)Cited by: 2.

Get this from a library. A theory of Middle English alliterative meter: with critical applications. [Robert William Sapora]. The English Alliterative Tradition is a major and controversial study in medieval English poetics that illustrates and clarifies key ideas of the New Philology. It will be of interest to scholars and students of Old and Middle English, prosody, and historical by:   Russom, Geoffrey.

Old English Meter and Linguistic Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. "The Evolution of Middle English Alliterative Meter." In Studies in the History of the English Language II: Unfolding Conversations, edited by Anne Curzan and Kimberly Emmons, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Sievers, Eduard.

The English Alliterative Tradition is a major and controversial study in medieval English poetics that illustrates and clarifies key ideas of the New Philology. It will be of interest to scholars and students of Old and Middle English, prosody, and historical linguistics.

Russom's theory is applied to explain the development of English meters from the earliest alliterative poems in Old and Middle English and the transition to iambic meter in the Modern English period.

This thorough yet accessible study provides detailed analyses of form in key poems, including Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and a Cited by: 5. Just as rhyme was seen in some Anglo-Saxon poems (e.g. The A theory of Middle English alliterative meter book Poem, and, to some degree, The Proverbs of Alfred), the use of alliterative verse continued into Middle English.

Layamon's Brut, written in aboutuses a loose alliterative ng in the midth century, alliterative verse became popular in the English North, the West Midlands, and a little later in Scotland. Book Description: The meter of Middle English alliterative poetry, Thomas Cable contends, holds the key to a reinterpretation of both Old English meter and iambic pentameter, which in turn provides a new understanding of Middle English meter itself.

The meter of Middle English alliterative poetry, Thomas Cable contends, holds the key to a reinterpretation of both Old English meter and iambic pentameter, which in turn provides a new understanding of Middle English meter itself.

Cable's debunking of the 'accentual' theory of alliterative verse, in particular, makes the book important for. English Alliterative Verse tells the story of the medieval poetic tradition that includes Beowulf, Piers Plowman, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, stretching from the eighth century, when English poetry first appeared in manuscripts, to the sixteenth century, when alliterative poetry ceased to be book draws on the study of meter to challenge the traditional division of.

Anyone interested in English historical metrics will need to read this book. Anglo-Saxonists will be familiar with Russom’s earlier work on word-foot theory and the metre of Beowulf in his foundational Old English Meter and Linguistic Theory ().

Russom developed this work in one direction in Beowulf and Old Germanic Metre (); he here extends it forwards through late Old English and Author: Griffith, Mark.

Alliterative Meter, Practice before Theory. The term ‘alliterative meter’ denotes the unrhymed meter used in Old English poetry, as in Beowulf; in Early Middle English alliterative poetry, as in Lawman’s Brut (c. ); and in Middle English alliterative poetry, as in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Piers Plowman (c.

Eric Weiskott draws on the study of meter to challenge the traditional division of medieval English literary history into Old English and Middle English periods.

The two halves of the alliterative tradition, divided by the Norman Conquest ofhave been studied separately since the nineteenth century; this book uses the history of metrical Cited by: 8. The meter of Middle English alliterative poetry, Thomas Cable contends, holds the key to a reinterpretation of both Old English meter and iambic pentameter, which in turn provides a new understanding of Middle English meter itself.

The meter of Middle English alliterative poetry, Thomas Cable contends, holds the key to a reinterpretation of both Old English meter and iambic pentameter, which in turn provides a new understanding of Middle English meter itself.5/5(1).

Medieval alliterative poetry: essays in honour of Thorlac Turville-Petre / This collection of essays celebrates Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre for his scholarly work in late medieval English literature, in particular for his contributions to editorial scholarship and Middle English alliterative poetry.

Posts about alliterative meter written by Eric Weiskott. Chapter 5 of my first book is a close reading and contextualization of an alliterative romance from the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century.

Erkenwald narrates the discovery beneath St. Paul’s cathedral of the miraculously preserved corpse of a pagan British judge, who discourses with Erkenwald, seventh-century bishop of. book, but its strength lies in its provocative theory rather than its data.

It offers admirably clearheaded discussions of theoretical issues, both in English meter generally and in the various historical periods. Cable's arresting claims about the metrical systems of Old English, Middle English alliterative poetry, and Middle English iambic poetry.

Old English poetry falls broadly into two styles or fields of reference, the heroic Germanic and the Christian. Almost all Old English poets are anonymous.

Although there are Anglo-Saxon discourses on Latin prosody, the rules of Old English verse are understood only through modern analysis of the extant first widely accepted theory was constructed by Eduard Sievers (), who. Alliterative verse, early verse of the Germanic languages in which alliteration, the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or stressed syllables, is a basic structural principle rather than an occasional gh alliteration is a common device in almost all poetry, the only Indo-European languages that used it as a governing principle, along with strict rules.

Free Online Library: The theory and practice of alliterative verse in the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. by "Mythlore"; Literature, writing, book reviews Philosophy and religion Alliteration Usage Authors, English Criticism and interpretation Works English fiction English writers. Definition of Alliterative Verse.

Alliterative verse is a stylistic form of writing used in Old Norse and Anglo-Saxon poetry. After the Norman Conquest, alliterative verse was rarely used in. perspective of Old English and Middle English verse. The primary purpose of this essay is to offer medieval English poetry as a case study for historical poetics, thereby bringing a different literary archive to bear on the methodological debate sketched Size: 9MB.

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Other aspects of this project interface with Old English metrics, the classical and medieval disciplines of grammar and rhetoric, and the history of metrical scholarship, from the eighteenth century to. For Middle English, the empirical matters concern source, filiation, and influence, especially in poetry where the categories are blurred (Is this poem in a native meter or a foreign meter?).

For both strands of Middle English poetry, there are parallels to the questions of theoretical elegance posed for the earlier period, and indeed the main.

The features of Middle English alliterative metre that lead some critics to doubt the hypothesis of continuous evolution – e.g., the longer line, the. The formal practice of alliterative poets exceeded the conceptual grasp of medieval literary theory; theorists are still playing catch-up today.

This book explains the distinctive nature of alliterative meter, explores its differences from subsequent accentual-syllabic forms, and advances a reformed understanding of medieval English literary Author: Ian Cornelius.

Speaker:Eric Weiskott is Assistant Professor of English at Boston College. His research centers on medieval literature and meter and poetics. His current book project, The Durable Alliterative Tradition, is a cultural history of the English alliterative meter, c.

Eric's articles appear in Anglo-Saxon England, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Modern Philology, Yearbook of. Within this larger objective, Reconstructing Alliterative Verse has two basic aims: first, to situate recent metrical scholarship in the theoretical context of the last two centuries, and, second, to demystify the verse for nonspecialists, explaining why the alliterative meter, as attested in both Old and Middle English, has been so resistant.

The English alliterative tradition (Book) Author: Cable, Thomas, Featured Faculty Books Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter by Ian Cornelius.

The poetry we call 'alliterative' is recorded in English from the seventh century until the sixteenth, and includes Caedmon's 'Hymn', Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Piers book explains the distinctive nature of alliterative meter, explores its differences from. Middle English literature, English literature of the medieval period, c to c See also English literature and Anglo-Saxon literature.

Background The Norman Conquest of England in traditionally signifies the beginning of years of the domination of French in English letters.

French cultural dominance, moreover, was general in Europe at this time. After the Norman conquest inthe English language began its gradual transformation from Old English to Middle English. Feudalism and chivalry are evident in much Middle English literature.

The Church was highly influential in daily life of the Middle Ages and in medieval literature. The Alliterative Revival is a term adopted by academics to refer to the resurgence of poetry using the alliterative verse form in Middle English between c. and Alliterative verse was the traditional verse form of Old English poetry; the last known alliterative poem prior to the Revival was Layamon's Brut, which dates from around specialize in Old and Middle English alliterative verse, its foundational claims should not be overlooked by linguists and literary scholars with a general interest in poetic : David O'neil.

Middle English but is based on relatively few texts; Luick (K), mainly on alliterative and tail-rhyme verse; Oakden (K), an admirable study of Middle English Alliterative Verse; and Trounce (K), a catalogue and revaluation of the tail-rhyme romances. But the truly synthetic study has yet to be written.

The formal practice of alliterative poets exceeded the conceptual grasp of medieval literary theory; theorists are still playing catch-up today. This book explains the distinctive nature of alliterative meter, explores its differences from subsequent accentual-syllabic forms, and advances a reformed understanding of medieval English literary Brand: Ian Cornelius.

of his book treats English verse before But for this single purpose--a synoptic, detailed account of the German theories of the Old Germanic and Old English alliterative line--Kaluza is valuable, and in that value superior to any other work yet written. After Kaluza we must go directly to the Germans.

In chapter 4, ‘Prologues to Middle English Alliterative Poetry’ (pp. 93–), Weiskott presents metrical, lexical, and textual evidence to show that a continuous tradition of alliterative poetry extends across the gap in the written record between c and In an excursus, he argues that unrhymed alliterative verse remained.

Define alliterative. alliterative synonyms, alliterative pronunciation, alliterative translation, English dictionary definition of alliterative. adj. half-lines, in which he imperfectly follows the Anglo-Saxon alliterative meter, are rather crude; though poetry appears in the 13th century Book .Middle English Texts Up to top.

Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse Early Middle English. Layamon's Brut (Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse) Alliterative Revival & 14th Century English Up to top.

The Vision of Piers Plowman (Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse) the Alliterative Morte Arthur Introduction Part I Part II Part III.J. R. R. Tolkien (–), a scholar of Old English, Middle English, and Old Norse, used alliterative verse extensively in both translations and his own poetry.

Most of his alliterative verse is in modern English, in a variety of styles, but he also composed Old English alliterative verses.