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Author Maring, Heather, 1971-
Title Signs that sing : hybrid poetics in Old English verse / Heather Maring.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]

Author Maring, Heather, 1971-
Subject English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Hybrid poetics in Old English verse -- Metonymy, Gifre, gr¿dig, and a devouring-the-dead theme -- A lord-retainer theme -- Refiguring hybrid oral-literate signs -- Bright voice of praise: an Old English poet-patron theme -- A sea voyage in the dream of the rood -- Signifying the coming of Christ in the advent lyrics -- Afterword: signs that sing.
Summary Maring considers several types of Old English verse: oral poetry, with its simultaneity of composition, dissemination, and reception and dynamic of performance; written poetry and its reliance on intertextual referencing; and liturgical works, heavily laden with Christian meaning. Maring's project examines the expressive possibilities created by hybridization as well as how these expressions influence our interpretation of individual poems from the ninth to eleventh centuries.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 11, 2017).
ISBN 9780813052922 (electronic bk.)
0813052920 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 986538413
Additional Format Print version: Maring, Heather, 1971- Signs that sing : hybrid poetics in Old English verse. Gainesville, Florida : University Press of Florida, ©2017 x, 221 pages 9780813054469