Poetry in the Song of songs : a literary analysis / Patrick Hunt
- Hunt, Patrick
- New York : Peter Lang, 
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- Physical Description:
- xi, 368 pages ; 23 cm.
- Studies in biblical literature, 1089-0645 ; v. 96
- Focus, history of the book, hermeneutics and its influence -- The figurative language of desire : "your lovemaking is better than wine" -- Subtle wordplay : concealed paronomasia and secrets -- Sensory imagery : "he shall lie between my breasts" -- The lovers' garden : fertility imagery as eroticism in flowers, fruit and spices -- Animal imagery : stags, gazelles and flocks as virility and wealth -- The lovers' banquet : "feed me sweet cakes" -- The lovers' dualisms : binary language in poetic parallelisms -- Protection, power and priceless worth : love's safeguards -- The lovers' transformations : similes -- The lovers' synthesis : metaphors.
- 9781433104657 (pbk. : alk. paper), 1433104652 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0820481920 (hbk. : alk. paper), and 9780820481920 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -360) and index.
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