Before, during, and after the preparation of Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques (also included in this collection), Wilfred Watson published several articles on Hebrew poetry in a wide range of periodicals. The present volume collects together the most significant of these writings, including a chapter from a book on chiasmus, as well as a few unpublished items. After an opening survey of current work on Hebrew verse the articles cover the following topics: parallelism (including half-line parallelism, previously almost unnoticed), antithesis, word pairs, chiasmus, figurative language and introductions to speech in verse. The last section deals with structural devices and a folktale motif in narrative verse, hyperbole, apostrophe, and alliteration. Previously unpublished items are on the contribution of ethnopoetics, from the study of Native American literature to Hebrew narrative verse (a new topic in biblical studies), parallelism in the Song of Songs and a metaphor in Jeremiah. This anthology is intended as a companion volume to Classical Hebrew Poetry.
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- A review of Kugel’s The Idea of Biblical Poetry
- Bibliographical references and indexes
- Title: Traditional Techniques in Classical Hebrew Verse
- Author: Wilfred G. E. Watson
- Publisher: Sheffield
- Publication Date: 1994
- Pages: 534
About Wilfred G. E. Watson
Wilfred G. E. Watson teaches in the department of religious studies at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.