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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 130–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Hall, 1977 . Biswas, Robindra Kumar. Arthur Hugh Clough: Toward a Reconsideration . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972 . Blackie, J.S. “A Few Remarks on English Hexameters.” Classical Museum 4 ( 1847 ): 319 -30. ____. Homer and the Iliad . 4 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1866...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
... to draw the traditional rhythm of English blank verse into uneasy relation with the sound of classical epic (traditionally composed in dactylic hexameter). Concomitant with this rhythmic counterpoint is a contrast of voices in the translation, varying between a hard-edged, consonantal “Anglo-Saxon...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Homers and the Hexameter Mania.” Nation, Language and the Ethics of Translation . Ed. Bermann Sandra Wood Michael . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2005 . 229 – 56 . Print . Ricks David . The Shade of Homer: A Study in Modern Greek Poetry . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1989...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... language, rhythm, and gesture that captures the instant messaging of people in time and space. Despite the antiquity of dactylic hexameter, the oral formulaic character of classical epic, providing as it does both an encoded form for human experience as well as a flexible medium capable of...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 312–327.
Published: 01 September 2005
... process of formulaic composition, the formulas can void content of all meaning and interest. Certain grammatical and prosodic patterns have simply become second nature to rhap- sodes, who can instinctively craft a line of dactylic hexameter to fit any situation. Plot elements have been wired into the...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 June 2019
... povtor—poisk smysla ( zametki o stikhovoi garmonii)” ). Harmony among a poem’s repeated sonic elements—among its hexameters and iambs, alliterative and assonant rhythms, onomatopoeia and intonation—comprises its sound skeleton. 11 Poetry’s sound skeleton , in turn, is the tenuous grammar and...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Hellenistic period to allow for “sense divisions” or subparts of a particular meter, dividing the hexameter, for example, into four such colons, each written on a separate line. As F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp explains, even prior to the fourth-century Latin translation of the Bible by Jerome, a Christian priest and...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... tradition was a technology of memory similar to the formulas of the hexameter, through which “kernels of information” about the ancient past could have been conveyed in Greek epic poetry ( Latacz, “Evidence from Homer” ). Over time, this oral tradition was written down, and it is this scene of writing, when...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 377–405.
Published: 01 December 2020
... theorist [ preceptista ] worthy of the name can elucidate, without fear of elusive conclusions [ hurañas trabazones ], the entire work of Quevedo, of Milton, of Baltasar Gracián, but not the hexameters of Goethe or the coplas of the Romancero . (42) Ambiguously mixing praise and blame, Borges...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 325–344.
Published: 01 September 2013
... subsequent generations of scholars. For a contemporary example, see Payne. I discuss William Dean Howells’s infamous review of Wendell’s book below. 9 Whitman, by the way, does not fare well in Wendell’s history. For example, Wendell writes that “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” “sounds as if hexameters...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2007
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Poetry of C.P. Cavafy A great second Odyssey, Greater even than the first perhaps, But alas, without Homer, without hexameters. —Cavafy, “Second Odyssey...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2016
... takes the shape of an unprecedented philological intervention that I like to call immunopoetics.3 Philology and Immunitas Termed “perhaps the most famous Renaissance Latin poem” (Eatough 1), Syphi- lis, written in Latin dactylic hexameter —​an epic meter used by ancient authors such as...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 143–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 152 Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698–1783). Bodmer’s Der Levit von Ephraim (1781), how- ever, is anything but a straightforward translation; rather, it is an expanded adap- tation of Rousseau’s text in dactylic hexameters. Many passages, to be sure, are precise translations —​for...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 159–179.
Published: 01 June 2020
... through tetrameter regularly modified by the “regular irregularity” of pentameter in the third line and hexameter in the final line of each stanza, so the form and sound of the poem is regular and repetitive. Figured as direct speech (“Who art Thou?”; “Why dost thou? . . . ”), the gap between Robinson’s...