By Paul S Stevenson

ISBN-10: 9004304908

ISBN-13: 9789004304901

In Stanzaic Syntax within the Madrashe of Ephrem the Syrian, which specializes in madrāšê V and VI within the Paradise cycle, Paul S. Stevenson seems to be at Ephrem’s poetic artwork from the viewpoint of a linguist. This examine is going past the conventional degrees of research, the clause and the sentence, and examines the constitution of entire stanzas as devices. the result's a shockingly wealthy tapestry of syntactic patterning, which may justly be thought of the most important to Ephrem’s prosody. the driver in the back of Ephrem’s poetry seems to not be meter or sound play, yet numerous syntactic templates, which come with even vertical patterning of elements.

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Among them is Canaanite verse” (65). This statement is partially, but not entirely, applicable to Ephrem’s Syriac verse. The madrāšê are, as I think of it, lightly shaped by phonological requirements, and more heavily influenced by syntactic devices and templates. O’Connor speaks of “syntactic constraints” for biblical Hebrew verse; this system does not at all seem to fit the situation of madrāšê. In biblical Hebrew verse, scholars have long debated what kind of divisions (lines and stanzas) and metrical considerations are even relevant; O’Connor’s system of syntactic constraints is a new approach to answering these questions.

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