Hebrew poetry can be written in three different forms of parallelism: Synonymous where the second line repeats the first line, Antithetic where the second line contrasts the first line and Synthetic where the second line completes the first line or the second line compares with the first line
It does not use rhyme or meter. It uses three types of parallelism – synonymous, antithetic, and synthetic. The thought in one line is explained or finished in the next line. The reader must think, pray, and mediate about what he is reading to get its full meaning.
Hebrew poetry can be written three different ways. First you use the parallelism, then you create a relationship between the two lines. They don’t have to rhyme, they just have to make sense to each other.
According to Dr. Buzzell, Hebrew poetry does not have rhyme or meter. As noted by Dr. Buzzell, “much of Old Testament poetry uses a device called parallelism where the writer composes one line of a verse and then composes another line that interacts in the same way with the first line.” By applying the principles of “parallelism” the reader is able to determine what a verse means by examining two lines. In order to understand one line, you must comprehend the other.
Hebrew poetry is written as to lines. The reader has to note the relationship between the two lines in order to fully understand the meaning. The second line could be presenting a parallel thought, an opposite thought or providing more detail.
Hebrew poetry doesn’t have rhyme or meter. It has three different ways to parallel each other. It uses two lines and the meaning lies between them.
It doesn’t have rhyme or meter, but has parallelism.
Il “parallelismo” è una caratteristica della poesia ebraica lo abbiamo in tre forme
parallelismo: sinonimo, antitetico, sintetico.
In. pratica tra due righe di parole si scopre il significato, la verità della comunicazione del poeta.
la poesia è scritta in modo che il lettore mediti, scavi e scopra il significato, “tra le riga”
la verità scoperta sia più potente della verità data.
Using three types of parallelisms that make it necessary to read into rather than over.
It is written in the parallelisms of synonymous (repeats the same thing in the second line), antithetic (uses the word “but”), and synthetic (the second line completes the first line).
It is written in parallelism with different types used. Synonymous, antithetical and synthetic parallelism are used by the writers.
Some of the characteristics of Hebrew poetry is a parallelism that includes synonymous, antithetic, and synthetic parallelism.
Dr. Buzzell describes poetry as a distilled language. Old Testament poetry seeks to extract the essence of the subject matter of the poem concentrating it down into a form of poetry as opposed to prose. This process of “distilling” forces the reader to interact the the writer’s thoughts and discover meaning through the poem’s construction. The writer of poetry works very hard to find just the right word(s) to to make the poem work as one flowing piece of writing. This writing process makes the lines of the verse interact with each other. The expectation of the poet is for the reader to make meaning out of the poem and in the case of poetic books in scripture to discover the truth of the meaning of the writer’s work. “Truth discovered in more powerful than truth given.”
Poetry in the Old Testament is unlike other types of poetry. The writer’s use of parallelism does not require the work to have rhyme or meter. The poem is constructed largely through two line verses as the writer composes a line of verse the then composes another line of verse that interacts in some way with that first line. The meaning is found between the lines causing the reader to critically engage in the poet’s writing. Dr. Buzzell offers Psalm 118: 1 as an example of this writing style. Psalm 118:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good.” The writer states that we should give thanks, and with the second line provides the reason we should do so, “for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” The second line explains the thought of the first line. As we begin to engage the in this style of writing we will learn the poets explanation and how the lines of the verses relate to each other.