BH poetic metre? Vance; Jonah 2

Vincent DeCaen decaen at
Mon Dec 16 11:54:54 EST 2002

dear friends,

i still find it mind-boggling that hebrew has no metre. in this regard, 
has anyone seen a review of D Vance's dissertation-turned-monograph on 
(the lack of) hebrew metre?

so here's a question.  In the psalm in Jonah 2, i see 75 prosodic words, 
15 lines, for exactly 5 words per line. there's a 5-5-5 final triplet, 
otherwise 5-5 lines, and one 6-4 line (v.4, some sort of enjambement?). am 
i missing something........???

Dr Vincent DeCaen
Research Associate
Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto

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