[b-hebrew] iambic pentameter paper

Vincent DeCaen decaen at origin.chass.utoronto.ca
Thu Sep 11 18:35:42 EDT 2003

dear friends,

i have posted a more biblical-scholars-friendly version of the pentameter 
study of Jonah 2.  i was surprised that i didn't need more than four 
simple principles: hierarchy and dichotomy, asymmetry and cadence.

see http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~decaen/papers/jonah_pentameter_2.doc

i'm especially keen for feedback, since this pilot study is the basis for 
a monographic study of hebrew meter in lamentations and the psalms.

Dr Vincent DeCaen
Adjunct Professor
Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto

Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative (HSEI)
"and were Croesus and his footman to change places, you know, you poor 
rogue, who would have the benefit of your allegiance"
--Thackeray, Vanity Fair

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