This work is concerned with investigating a corpus of several thousand lines of poetry, selected from the oeuvre of Eleazer be-rabbi Qillir, a liturgical poet (pavvetan) whose period of activity dates to the early seventh century C.E. The first portion of the work is a grammar, mainly devoted to morphology and syntax. The second portion of the work is an investigation of the poetic norms, as well as theoretical techniques employed by Qillir, together with an assessment of their impact on the grammar (e.g., the influence of rhyme on morphology). The overall aim of the project is to design an analytical framework within which a self conscious poetic dialect might be investigated, both as a linguistic and an aesthetic object.Formal aspects of poetic structure can play a role in the realization of the dynamic tendency of language towards the ... the fact that it rhymes with (i.e., constitutes a partial sound-icon of) other words in analogous positions within the same strophe . ... the tt appears in the second position in those cases where it would otherwise interfere with the acrostic requirement (cf. ... all members of one rhyme) , see B. Hrushovsky, aProdody, Hebrewa in EJ 13.1207-10. rich, if the springboard is light.
|Title||:||Introduction to the Grammar of Hebrew Poetry in Byzantine Palestine|
|Publisher||:||Gorgias Press LLC - 2006|