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The Prosodic Word as a Unit in Poetic Meter

Draga Zec

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines the epic decasyllable, a traditional South Slavic folk metrical form, with an emphasis on the so-called Serbo-Croatian poems. In particular, it analyzes the five volumes of ... More


The Christian Epic

George Santayana

in The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028325
eISBN:
9780262321884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028325.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reflects on the Christian epic, first by talking about revolutions. Revolutions are ambiguous things whose success is generally proportionate to their power of adaptation and to the ... More


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