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" The result was a definition of the "formula" as "a group of words which is regularly employed under the same metrical conditions to express a given essential idea. "
How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics - Page 16
by Calvert Watkins - 1995 - 640 pages
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Epic Poetry and the Clergy: Studies on the Mocedades de Rodrigo

A. D. Deyermond - 1968 - 312 pages
...formulas 25. «Formula» is used here in the sense denned by Parry in 1930 and accepted by Lord, of «a group of words which is regularly employed under...metrical conditions to express a given essential idea» 26. The frequency of such formulas, and of the less rigidly denned aformulaic phrases», is seen by...
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Tradition and Technique in El Libro Del Cavallero Zifar

Roger M. Walker, Roger M Walker, B.A., Ph.D. - 1974 - 252 pages
...Epic Technique of Oral Verse Making. I: Homer and Homeric Style», HSCP XLI (1930), 73-147, at p. 80: «a group of words which is regularly employed under...metrical conditions to express a given essential idea.» But see also Edmund de Chasca, «Toward a Redefinition of Epic Formula in the Light of the Cantar de...
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Written Voices, Spoken Signs: Tradition, Performance, and the Epic Text

Egbert J. BAKKER, Ahuvia Kahane - 1997 - 305 pages
...committed members.55 231 NOTES INTRODUCTION 1. For a useful survey see Foley 1988. 2. Defined, famously, as "a group of words which is regularly employed under...conditions to express a given essential idea" (Parry 1971:272, cf. Parry 1971:13). 3. See the bibliographical surveys in Foley 1985, Edwards 1986, 1988....
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The Composition of Old English Poetry

Hal Momma, Haruko Momma - 1997 - 205 pages
...'Oral-Formulaic', pp. 449 and 464-5. 18 Ibid., p. 450. 19 Magoun used Parry's definition of the formula as be>ng 'a group of words which is regularly employed under...conditions to express a given essential idea' (Parry, 'Homer and Homeric Style', p. 80). 20 'Formulas and Systems', p. 204. 21 The notion of system goes...
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A New Companion to Homer

Ian Morris, Barry B. Powell - 1997 - 755 pages
...the present. In 1928 and 1930 Milman Parry offered a virtually identical definition of the formula: 'a group of words which is regularly employed under...metrical conditions to express a given essential idea.' He added the further stipulation that a formula be 'made up of at least four words or five syllables,...
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Reading Old English Texts

Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe - 1997 - 231 pages
...sought to demonstrate that Homer's Iliad and Odyssey relied heavily on repeated formulas (now def1ned as 'a group of words which is regularly employed under...metrical conditions to express a given essential idea'), and that similar techniques of formulaic composition characterized the epic verses of illiterate Serbian...
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Out of Line: Homeric Composition Beyond the Hexameter

Matthew Clark - 1997 - 264 pages
...repetition, strictly defined, must be lacking in significance. When Milman Parry defined the formula as "a group of words which is regularly employed under...metrical conditions to express a given essential idea," he went on to say that "the word-group is employed regularly when the poet uses it without second thought...
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Die Jakobserzählungen: Studien zu ihrer mündlichen Überlieferung ...

Harald-Martin Wahl - 1997 - 375 pages
...Element der Dichtung, erkennbar78 . Parry definiert die Formel, formula, „[as] a group of words in which is regularly employed under the same metrical conditions to express a given essential idea"79. Diese festgefügten Wortgruppen hätten dem Sänger bei seinem Vortrag als grundlegende Bausteine...
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Plato the Myth Maker

Luc Brisson - 1998 - 188 pages
...formulas such as "much-enduring Odysseus" or "swiftfooted Achilles." Milman Parry defines a formula as "a group of words which is regularly employed under...metrical conditions to express a given essential idea" (1930, 80). According to Parry (and his successor, Alfred Lord, see GS Kirk, Homer and the Epic [Cambridge:...
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Akkommodation und eingeschriebener Kommentar: Untersuchungen zur ...

Klaus Gantert - 1998 - 380 pages
...Versuch, mündliche Dichtung systematisch zu beschreiben, bildet die Formel; Parry definierte sie als "a group of words which is regularly employed under the same metrical conditions to express a given idea".136 Die Art der Verwendung von Formeln in mündlicher Dichtung ist gekennzeichnet durch die Faktoren...
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