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Posted - 10 Dec 2007 :  17:39:27  

Χαίρετε φίλοι!

just curious about modern greek poetry, im pretty sure it uses metres with up to 15 syllables... i think anyway? when spoken properly i havent heard anything like it in any other language, not even ancient greek... how is the meter read? any other information or sites with information about MG poetry would be really great.




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Posted - 13 Dec 2007 :  04:16:59  


Γειά σου Γιάννη!

Check this link for sites featuring modern Greek poetry. All these sites are in Greek, so you need to be able to read modern Greek, otherwise how could you read the poems themselves?

A meter in modern Greek is determined from the number of syllables and the sequence of accented and non-accented syllables. E.g. in anapaistos two non-accented syllables are followed by an accented one (c.f. www.ellopos.net/elpenor/greek-texts/modern/solomos_hymn-to-liberty.asp">Solomos' Hymn to Liberty : Σὲ γνωρίζω ἀπὸ τὴν κόψη / τοῦ σπαθιοῦ τὴν τρομερή - accented in bold).

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