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Litanic Verse II

Britannia, Germania et Scandinavia


Witold Sadowski, Magdalena Kowalska and Magdalena Maria Kubas

The book contains comparative analyses of the development of litanic verse in European poetry, from medieval to modern times. Litanic verse is based on different syntactic devices, such as enumeration, parallelism, anaphora and epiphora. However, it is not to be seen merely as a convention of versification as the popularity of different variants of the verse in Europe reflects the religious, intellectual, social and political history of various European regions. The essays in the second volume focus on litanic verse in the Germanic languages. They discuss predominantly the literatures of Protestant countries (Great Britain, Denmark, Germany, Norway), but also Austrian poetry.

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This publication is financially supported by the grant from The National Science Centre of Poland (decision No. DEC-2012/07/E/HS2/00665).

Reviewed by: Małgorzata Grzegorzewska and Władysław Witalisz Edited by: Ann Cardwell (Pedagogical University of Cracow) and David Schauffler (University of Silesia) Assistant editor: Katarzyna Jaworska

ISSN 1434-0313 ISBN 978-3-631-66349-3 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-05749-2 (E-PDF) E-ISBN 978-3-631-69445-9 (EPUB) E-ISBN 978-3-631-69446-6 (MOBI) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05749-2 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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