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The meters of Old Norse eddic poetry : common Germanic inheritance and North Germanic innovation / Seiichi Suzuki.

Author/Creator:
Suzuki, Seiichi.
Publication:
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2014.
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Book
xlv, 1096 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde ; 86.
Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, 1866-7678 ; 86
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Subjects:
Eddas -- History and criticism.
Old Norse poetry -- History and criticism.
Contents:
Introduction
The corpus of metrical data
An overview of verse structure : metrical positions, verse types, and alliteration
The meter as a prototype-based system of gradient organization
Statistical analysis
Fornyrđislag
Introduction
Verse types and their realizations
Type A1 (/ x / x)
The first drop
The second drop
Marked variants of type A1
The configuration PS#px
The configuration Px...px
The configurations Pxx#Px and PXx#Px
The configuration PxSx
Type A2
Type A2a (/\ / x)
Type A2b (/x/\and/\/\)
Type A3 ([/] x/x)
The configurations x...Px, X...PS, and X...PP
The configuration x...px
Type A1- (/x / [x])
Type A2a- (/\ / [x])
Type A3- ([/]x/[x])
Type B (x/x/)
Type C (x//x)
The first and second drops
The second lift : the six major configurations x...PPx, x...Ppx, x...PSx, x... Psx, x...PXx, and x...Pxx
The configuration x...pXx
Type C- (x / / [x])
Type D (/ / x x)
Major variants and the status of the heavy drop
The configuration PPPx : apparent ambiguity of types A2a and D
The configuration PPpx : apparent ambiguity of type D and subtype A1s
The configurations PpXx and PsXx
Type D- (/ / x [x])
Type D* (/ x / x x)
Major variants
The configurations Px...Ppx and Px...Psx : on resolving ambiguity between types A2b and D*
The configuration Pxxx...P with single alliteration : on resolving ambiguity between types A1- and D*
Type E (/\x/)
Major variants
The configurations PSxpx and PXxpx : on resolving ambiguity between type E and subtype A1s
The configuration PXx...P : on resolving ambiguity between types E and A1-
The configuration PPx...P with double alliteration : on resolving ambiguity between types E and A1-
The configuration PPx...P with single alliteration : on resolving ambiguity between types E, D, and A1-
Two-position verses
The system of verse types : a first approximation
Anacrusis and catalexis
Anacrusis
Catalexis
The organization of anacrusis and catalexis, and the system of verse types reconsidered
Resolution
Resolution and the drop : Auflösung and Verschleifung
Resolution according to position and verse type
The first lift of type A1
The first lift of type B
The first lift of type C
The first lift of type D
The first lift of types D*, D/E, and E
A synchronic aecount of the varied incidences of resolution according to verse type
The second lift of types A1, A2a, and A2b
The second lift of type B
The second lift of types C, D, D*, and E
Suspension of resolution
The configuration x...pXx : the first lift of type C
The configuration PS#px : the second lift of subtype A1s
The configuration Px...px : the second lift of subtype A1s
The configuration x...px : the second lift of type A3
The configurations x...Ppx and x...Psx : the second lift of type C
The configuration PpXx : the second lift of type D
The configuration Px...pXx : the second lift of type D*
A synchronic account of suspension of resolution
A diachronic account
On Kaluza's law
Introduction
On defining 'short' and 'long' disyllables : two competing accounts
Kaluza's law in fornyrđislag?
Kaluza's law in the Heliand
Kaluza's law in fornyrđislag revisited
Conclusion
The cadence
Preference for / x in verse-final position
Preference for the cadence / x in the b-verse
Class B(x/x/)
Class C (x//x)
Class A(/x/x)
Class A with anacrusis (x / x / x)
The optimal prosodic form of the cadence / x : Px
Further variants of the cadence / x: px and P
The prosodic form px
The prosodie form P
The three variants of the cadence / x: Px, px, and P
Conclusion : the overall proportion of verses ending in lift + drop
Alliteration
The rules of alliteration
The metrical basis of alliteration
Variation in alliterative pattern within verse types
Type A1
Types A2a and A2b
Type A1-
Type B
Type C
Type D
Type E
Double alliteration and increased prominence : uniformity in diversity
Verse classes and alliteration
The lexical basis of alliteration
Type A1
Type B
Type C
Generalizations : a comparative perspective
The stanza
Preliminaries
Distribution of verse classes, verse types, and their variants in the stanza
Types A1, A2, and A3
Type B
Type C
Types D, D*, and E
Verse classes
Anacrusis and catalexis
Resolution and alliteration
The cadence
The metrical organization of the stanza
Málaháttr
Introduction
The prototype of málaháttr : Atlamál in grœnlenzco
Verse types and their realizations
Type A1* (/x x / x)
Type aA1 (x / x / x)
Type A2* (/ x x / \)
Type A3* ([/] x x / x)
Type B* (x x / x /)
Type C* (x x / / x)
Type D (/ / x x)
Type D* (/ x / x x)
Type E (/\x/)
The system of verse types
The cadence
Resolution
Alliteration
Thestanza
A critique of Heusler's (1956) identification of málaháttr with fornyrđislag
A peripheral variant of fornyrđislag/málaháttr 1 : Atlaqviđa in grœnlenzca
Verse types and their realizations
Type A1 (/x / x)
Type aA1 (x / x / x)
Types A2a (/ \ / x) and A2b (/ x / \)
Type A3 ([/] x / x)
Type B (x/x/)
Type C (x//x)
Type D (/ / x x)
Type D* (/ x / x x)
Type E (/\x/)
The system of verse types, the cadence, and resolution
A peripheral variant of fornyrđislag/málaháttr 2 : Hamđismál
Verse types and their realizations
Type A1 (/ x / x)
Type aA1 (x / x / x)
Types A2a (/ \ / x) and A2b (/ x / \)
Type A3 ([/] x / x)
Type B (x / x /)
Type C (x / / x)
Type D (/ / x x)
Type D* (/ x / x x)
Type E(/\x/)
The system of verse types, the cadence, and resolution
A peripheral variant of fornyrđislag/málaháttr 3 : Hárbarđzlióđ
Verse types and their realizations
Type A1 (/ x / x)
Type aA1 (x / x / x)
Types A2a (/ \ / x) and A2b (/ x / \)
Type A3 ([/] x / x)
TypeB (x/x/)
Type C* (xx//x)
Type D* (/x / x x)
Type E (/\x/)
Overlong verses
The system of verse types, the cadence, and anacrusis
Ljóđaháttr
Introduction
The a-verse and the b-verse
Verse types and their realizations
Type A1 (/x/x)
Type aA1 (x / x / x)
Types A2a (/ \ / x) and A2b (/ x / \)
Type A3 ([/] x / x)
Type A1- (/x/[x])
Type A2a- (/\ / [x])
Type A3- ([/] x / [x])
Type B (x / x /)
Type C (x / / x)
Type C- (x / / [x])
Type D (//xx)
Type D- (/ / x [x])
Type D* (/ x / x x)
Type E (/\x/)
Two-position verses and overlong verses
The system of verse types and their realizations
Alliteration
A critique of Gering's (1902) analysis
The c-verse
Verse types and their realizations
Type A1 (/ x / x)
Type aA1 (x / x / x /)
Types A2a (/ \ / x) and A2b (/ x / \)
Type A3 ([/] x / x)
Type A1- (/ x / [x])
Type A2a- (/\ / [x])
Type A3- ([/] x / [x])
Type B (x / x /)
Type C (x / / x)
Type C- (x / / [x])
Type D (/ / x x)
Type D- (/ / x [x])
Type D* (/ x / x x)
Type E (/ \ x /)
Two-position verses
The system of verse types and their realizations
Anacrusis, alliteration, resolution, and the cadence
Anacrusis
Alliteration
Resolution
The cadence
A critique of Sievers's (1893) and Gering's (1902) analysis
The stanza
Preliminaries
Thea-verse
The b-verse
The c-verse
Conclusion
Appendix 1 : catalogue of verse types
Appendix 2 : Dróttkvætt and the eddic meters
References
Index of scansion
Index of authors
Index of subjects
Index of verses.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9783110335002 (hardcover : alk. paper)
311033500X (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
862041546