Notes 9-6-07

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Notes 9/6/07 16/10/2007 15:40:00 The formula     Formulaic nature of Homeric diction proven by Milman Parry 1932-1935 Albert Lord: “a group of words which is regularly emplyed under the same  metrical conditions to express a given essential idea” Formula 1—economy Formula 2—flexibility Scope Formula 3 No two phrases will have the same words AND rhythm Geometric structuring 1 (aristeia of diomedes) Ring composition Mnemonic aid Poet hinks in terms of structure, fills in details spontaneously Aritotle: “plot is the soul (psyche) of tragedy” (poetics) cumulative style type scenes type characters epithets ring composition awkwardness Patronymic—called by name that includes your fathers name
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Epithets     Little phrases that modify a man Swift footed Achilles Cloud gathering Zeus
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