OTPoetry - -indirect analogy-makes a comparison, but does...

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1Chapter 20-Poetry Elements of Old Testament poetry Terseness-poetry that uses a minimum number of words to get the point across Structure *Parallelism- Most obvious in the OT Lines are grouped in twos or threes The groupings normally express one thought Types of parallel structures -Synonymous-line one repeats the same idea as line two -Developmental-line two further the idea of line one -Illustrative- line one illustrates the idea and line two gives as example -Constructive-line one is contrasted with line two -Formal-lines do not fit into the categories listed above *Acrostic-the first letter of each line if read from the top down form a word. This can also be done with the letters of the alphabet Figurative Imagery- figures of speech- one thing describes another (Mom and Dad are as mad as hornets) *Figures of speech involving analogies -simile-us the words “like or “as to compare things -metaphor-use direct statements when describing( the Lord is my shepherd)
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Unformatted text preview: -indirect analogy-makes a comparison, but does not describe directly state it. (P.355)-hyperbole-an exaggeration (I studied forever )-personification-human characteristics to non human things-anthropomorphism-giving God human characteristics (face of God)-zoomorphism-non human images are used to describe God (he covers you with his feathers *Figures of speech involving substitution-effects and causes-people ask for the effect instead of the result-representation- one item is used to represent a while idea (feet represent the whole body) *Miscellaneous figures of speech-apostrophe-speak to some one who it not there or who can not speak (mountains or the sea)-irony- writer says the exact opposite of what he really means *Word Plays- one word has more than one meaning and both can be used in the same sentence....
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