Andrew Lang Writing Styles in The Homeric Hymns

This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Homeric Hymns.
This section contains 1,156 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Homeric Hymns Study Guide

There are several noteworthy aspects to consider in terms of the point of view of these hymns. The first is that while the hymns have several different authors (many of them unidentified by either history or scholarship) they all share essentially the same point of view. The second noteworthy element in this context, then, is the nature of that point of view, which in fairly broad terms is that of a believer - the hymns are written in praise of a spiritual entity in which the writer/poet believes. This leads to the third noteworthy element relating to point of view, which is how that belief manifests. That manifestation also occurs in several noteworthy aspects.

In all the hymns, long or short, narrative or simply complementary, the gods are praised, petitioned for blessings, and spoken to/of in reverent tones. In the longer narrative hymns they...

(read more from the Style section)

This section contains 1,156 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Homeric Hymns Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Homeric Hymns from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.