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Thread #148569   Message #3450610
Posted By: GUEST,Tony
11-Dec-12 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: I need a word or term: spoken song?
Subject: RE: I need a word or term: spoken song?
Isn't that the way Homer recited the Iliad? Spoken iambic pentameter, with musical accompaniment on a lyre or something, wasn't it?

I think of it as the normal way to recite lyric poetry, though we don't do anything normally any more. Even the term "lyric poetry" has picked up a range of new meanings.