Generic Lacuna in the Epic Poems Using the Fog Formula
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This article is about the modellative potential of a genre, i.e. about one of the main theoretical questions connected with the poetics of oral literature. This is exemplified here by Serbian oral decasyllabic epic poetry, more precisely by the modelling of the epic formula the 'appearance of the horseman/hero from/in the fog'.
Keywords:formula / epics / small forms of folklore / fog / horseman / hero
Source:Balcanica, 2013, XLIV, 181-199
- Belgrade : Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
- Language, folklore, migrations in the Balkans (RS-178010)