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Isochrony in Old English Poetry: Two Performances of Cædmon's Hymn

@inproceedings{Miller1993IsochronyIO,
  title={Isochrony in Old English Poetry: Two Performances of C{\ae}dmon's Hymn},
  author={M. Miller},
  year={1993}
}
In an argument for the development of a specifically oral poetics, the anthropologist and ethnopoeticist Dennis Tedlock concludes that “oral poetry begins with the voice and an oral poetics returns to the voice” (1977:517). Tedlock insists that the restoration of ancient oral poetry must be participatory: “Before the Renaissance, to ‘read’ or to ‘study’ a text meant pronouncing the words aloud, and that is what philologists must now do with ancient . . . texts” (516). 1 This stress on the… Expand

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