Traditional Oral Epic


 collapse sectionOne  Traditional Oral Poetics
 Contemporary Issues
 A Program for Reading Traditional Texts
 Application of The Program: Approaches to Reading Five Traditional Texts
 collapse sectionTwo  Comparability of the Documents
 The Journey of the Homeric Texts
 collapse sectionThe Riddle of Cotton Vitellius A. XV.
 Manuscript Authority
 Implications for Comparative Analysis
 collapse sectionThe Yugoslav Guslari and Their Tradition
 collapse sectionThe Guslari of Stolac
 Ibrahim Basic
 Halil Bajgoric :
 Mujo Kukuruzovic
 The Parry Collection Texts Used for Comparison
 collapse sectionThree  Comparative Prosody
 The Indo-European Question
 Prosody and Prosodies
 Prosody and Formulaic Structure: Their Interrelationship
 collapse sectionThe Homeric Hexameter
 Outer Metric
 Inner Metric
 Summary of Inner Metric
 collapse sectionThe Junacki Deseterac (Heroic Decasyllable)
 Outer Metric
 collapse sectionInner Metric
 Colon 2 and The Shape of The verse
 Colon 1
 Summary: The Deseterac
 collapse sectionThe Old English Alliterative Line
 The Beginnings: Sievers and Some Basic Principles
 The Idiosyncratic Nature of Old English Meter
 The Metrical Foundation
 Patterns and Systems
 Prosody and Composition
 collapse sectionFour  Traditional Phraseology in the Odyssey
 The Formula: Original Concepts And Developments
 A Tradition-Dependent Homeric Phraseology
 collapse sectionTwo Phraseological Analyses
 Formulaic Structure and Epea Pteroenta ("Winged Words")
 Odyssey 5.424-44: Formulaic Structure and Traditional Rules
 Discussion of the Passage
 collapse sectionFive  Traditional Phraseology in the Serbo-Croatian Return Song
 Albert Lord and the Concept of the Formula in Serbo-Croatian Oral Epic
 collapse sectionA Classical Formulaic Analysis of Two Parry-Lord Texts
 Text 1
 Text 2
 collapse sectionThe Spectrum of Formulaic Diction
 The Complexity of the Phraseology
 Synchrony, Diachrony, and the Deseterac
 collapse sectionFrom Prosody to Traditional Rules
 Deseterac Rules and the Diction
 collapse sectionExamples of Traditional Composition from the Stolac Guslari
 Mujo Kukuruzovic
 Halil Bajgoric
 collapse sectionSix  Traditional Phraseology in Beowulf and Old English Poetry
 From Prosody to Formulaic Structure
 The Spectrum of Traditional Phraseology in Beowulf
 Grendel's Approach to Heorot and Traditional Structure
 collapse sectionAnalysis
 Quantitative Analysis
 Traditional Rules: A Summary
 collapse sectionSeven  Thematic Structure in the Odyssey
 Prior Scholarship
 Expectable Phraseological Makeup
 collapse sectionThree Thematic Analyses
 The Bath
 The Greeting Theme
 The Feast Theme
 collapse sectionEight  Thematic Structure in the Serbo-Croatian Return Song
 Prior Scholarship
 A Singer's Pause and Thematic Structure
 collapse sectionMultiformity Within the Traditional Theme: "Shouting in Prison"
 collapse sectionMujo Kukuruzovic and the Idiolectal Theme
 Motif # 1
 Motif #2
 Motif #3
 Motif #4
 collapse sectionFrom Idiolect to Dialect: The Individual Singers Community
 Motif #1
 Motif #2
 Motif #4
 From Dialect to Language: The Stolac singers and the Epic Tradition
 collapse sectionNine  Thematic Structure in Beowulf and Old English Poetry
 collapse sectionPrior Research
 A Brief Summary of Scholarship
 Current Issues
 The Tradition-Dependent Nature of Old English Themes
 collapse sectionTwo Example Themss
 The Sea Voyage in Beowulf
 The Scourging Scent in Andreas
 The Relationship Between Phraseology and Narrative Structure
 collapse sectionTen  Story-Pattern in the Serbo-Croatian Return Song
 A Singer's Error
 The Return Song
 collapse sectionThe Singers and Their Songs
 collapse sectionIbro Basic and the Alagic Alija and Velagic Selim
 The General Plot of AAVS
 The Story-Pattern of AAVS
 collapse sectionMujo Kukuruzovic and the Extended Return Song
 The OA and AA Songs
 The General Plot of AA/OA, Section 1
 The Story-Pattern of AA/OA, Section I
 Kukuruzovic's Error: a First Approximation
 OA, Section II: Story and Story-Pattern
 AA, Section: Story and Stoy-Pattern
 The AA/OA: Its Fundamental Form
  Eleven  Conclusion

 collapse sectionAppendix
 Supporting Evidence for Analysis of Text I (examples only)
 Supporting Evidence for Analysis of Text II (examples only)
 collapse sectionIndex

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