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The effect of this approach is to broaden the task of analysis. Pardee made further observations concerning the relative strengths of the types of parallelism and their distribution over the four levels. He summarizes his research by saying, "The conclusion to which this study of distributions has led me to date is that any notion that a poem may be studied, as a piece of poetry, ^Others who have investigated parallelism within a single colon include Watson (1984b; 1986); Y. Avishur (1984, 53-63); and S.

Segert also briefly notes the use of rhetorical devices such as metaphors, synecdoche, and number parallelism. Segert's second article develops his ideas on parallelism. He first accentuates the importance o f syntax when he says, "Ugaritic prosodic units coincide—with very f ew exceptions—with syntactic units. Therefore, syntactic analysis of prosodic units, cola and verses, provides a reliable basis for their delimitation arid characterization" ^Unfortunately his grammar, A Basic Grammar of the Ugaritic Language (Segert 1985), does riot treat poetry in arty comprehensive way.

Basically a word is a verse-unit, but there are many exceptions. See Margalit 1975, 292-298. *It should be noted that Z. Zevit's critique of Margalit's method extends to the formulation of rules of scansion (Zevit 1983). Overall, however, Zevit is in basic agreement with Margalit's approach. 25 prescribe stichometry, but: to reduce the possible permutations. A. C. de Moor also considered the problems associated in determining stichometry. t They acknowledge the inherent: problems when hey say, "the re-establishment of the colometric division intended by the ancient poets is often a hazardous undertaking.

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