22 jul. 2004

Reading Hexametirc Rhyme Supports Cardiac Syncronization, Especially After A Heart Attack: "The researchers used a piece from Homer's Odyssey in a German translation, which did not alter the rhythmic scheme of the verse."

Sheer ignorance. Greek meter is quantitative, German accentual-syllabic. How could the rhythm not be altered?!!! What's the point of using a translation of Homer anyway? Why not use Goethe or Rilke? By the way, there is no such thing as a hexameter "rhyme." Homer did not use rhyme.

The control group did not use poetry at all, so the advantages of the hexameter (over any other meter) is not established.