Irish Song-craft and Metrical Practices Since 1600 - Irish Studies No. 8 (Hardback)
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Irish Song-craft and Metrical Practices Since 1600 - Irish Studies No. 8 (Hardback)

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Hardback 544 Pages / Published: 31/03/2003
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This work is a systematic analysis and classification of Irish accentual verse-metres. An assessment of previous contributions to the study of Irish verse-practice is followed by a general survey of metrical scholarship, which in turn lays the groundwork for a metrical theory of Irish accentual verse. Space is devoted to a phenemologically-based discussion of the role of rhythm in spoken Irish and its implications for verse-structure. The heard of the work consists of a taxonomical survey of Irish accentual verse-types, in which the principal criterion for inclusion in a given category is the number of stressed syllables in a line. Following chapters deal with stanzaic and supra-stanzaic structure and verse ornament, the musical context of verse, the ways in which musical metre differs from verse metre, and the implications of such differences for a system of versification primarily transmitted through a musical medium.

Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780773467828
Number of pages: 544

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