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Bibil Identifier bibil:261242
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The function of alliteration in the prosaic and poetic accounts of the Deborah cycle
Author Backfish, Elizabeth
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 44, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2020
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2020
Year (Copyright) 2020
Year (Reference) 2020
Year (Second publication) 2020
Language English
Pages 551-562 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article analyzes the use of alliteration in the narrative and poetic texts of the Deborah cycle (Judges 4-5) and seeks to show how the rhetorical function of alliteration in each account is distinctive to its respective genre. In the narrative account, alliteration serves the plot and irony of the story, often playing on proper nouns and spanning multiple verses. In the poetic account, alliteration has a structural effect of both demarcating cola and strophes and unifying distinct segments of the poem.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Pericopes Judges 4-5
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