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    Are there any poetic forms other than chiasmus in the Book of Mormon?

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I've heard about chiasmus, but are there any other poetic forms in the Book of Mormon? Where can I learn about these?

DETAILED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The answer to your question is an emphatic yes. For details, please consult Donald W. Parry, The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted According to Parallelistic Patterns (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998). ISBN 0934893365. ISBN 978-0934893367.

Parry has included two introductory essays in which he explains and illustrates a host of literary forms found in the Book of Mormon. The text of the Book of Mormon is then formatted so that one can easily identify these forms.

Another less intensive version of the Book of Mormon formatted so that the literary devices found in it are obvious to the reader has been provided in Grant Hardy (editor), The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005). ISBN 025207341X. ISBN 978-0252073410.

Best articles to read next

The best article(s) to read next on this topic is/are:

  1. Kevin L. Barney, "Poetic Diction and Parallel Word Pairs in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/2 (1995): 15–81. off-site wiki
  2. James T. Duke, "Word Pairs and Distinctive Combinations in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12/2 (2003): 32–41. off-site wiki
  3. Steven P. Sondrup, "The Psalm of Nephi: A Lyric Reading," Brigham Young University Studies 21 no. 3 (1981), 37–72. off-site

Further reading

FairMormon Answers articles

A Few Hundred Hints of Egyptian and Northwest Semitic in Uto-Aztecan, Brian Stubbs, 2006 FAIR Conference (YouTube Video)

FairMormon web site

Hebrew influences on Book of Mormon text—FairMormon articles on-line
  • Brian Stubbs, "A Few Hundred Hints of Egyptian and Northwest Semitic in Uto-Aztecan" FairMormon link

External links

  • Kevin L. Barney, "An Elegant Presentation (Review of: The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition)," FARMS Review 16/1 (2004): 1–10. off-site
  • Louis Midgley, "New Reader's Edition of the Book of Mormon," Insights 23 no. 6 (2003), n.p.. direct off-site
  • Jo Ann H. Seely, "Review of The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted according to Parallelistic Patterns by Donald W. Parry," FARMS Review of Books 5/1 (1993): 203–208. off-site
Hebrew influences on Book of Mormon text—on-line articles
  • Kevin L. Barney, "Divine Discourse Directed at a Prophet's Posterity in the Plural: Further Light on Enallage," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6/2 (1997): 229–234. off-site wiki
  • Kevin L. Barney, "Enallage in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3/1 (1994): 113–147. off-site wiki
  • Kevin L. Barney, "Poetic Diction and Parallel Word Pairs in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/2 (1995): 15–81. off-site wiki
  • David Bokovoy, "From Distance to Proximity: A Poetic Function of Enallage in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9/1 (2000): 60–63. off-site wiki
  • Larry G. Childs, "Present Participle Adjuncts in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6/1 (1997): 24–38. off-site wiki
  • James T. Duke, "The Literary Structure and Doctrinal Significance of Alma 13:1–9," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5/1 (1996): 103–118. off-site wiki
  • James T. Duke, "Word Pairs and Distinctive Combinations in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 12/2 (2003): 32–41. off-site wiki
  • John Gee, "Two Notes on Egyptian Script," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5/1 (1996): 162–176. off-site wiki
  • Cynthia L. Hallen, "What's in a Word? Pairs and Merisms in 3 Nephi," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 13/1 (2004): 152–157. off-site wiki
  • Scot Hanson and Daniel B. McKinlay, "A Selective Bibliography of Book of Mormon Literary Features," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16/2 (2007): 88–91. off-site wiki
  • Heather Hardy, "Another Testament of Jesus Christ: Mormon’s Poetics," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16/2 (2007): 16–28. off-site wiki
  • Donald W. Parry, "Service and Temple in King Benjamin’s Speech," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16/2 (2007): 42–47. off-site wiki
  • Robert F. Smith, "Assessing the Broad Impact of Jack Welch’s Discovery of Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16/2 (2007): 68–73. off-site wiki
  • Steven P. Sondrup, "The Psalm of Nephi: A Lyric Reading," Brigham Young University Studies 21 no. 3 (1981), 37–72. off-site
  • Sidney B. Sperry, "Hebrew Idioms in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/1 (1995): 218–225. off-site wiki
  • Brian D. Stubbs, "A Short Addition to Length: Some Relative Frequencies of Circumstantial Structures," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6/1 (1997): 39–46. off-site wiki
  • John A. Tvedtnes, "Cities and Lands in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/2 (1995): 147–150. off-site wiki
  • John Tvedtnes, "I Have a Question: Since the Book of Mormon is largely the record of a Hebrew people, is the writing characteristic of the Hebrew language?," Ensign (October 1986), 64. off-site
  • John A. Tvedtnes, "Word Groups in the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 6/2 (1997): 262–268. off-site wiki
  • Thomas A. Wayment, "The Hebrew Text of Alma 7:11," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14/1 (2005): 98–103. off-site wiki
  • John W. Welch, "The Discovery of Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon: Forty Years Later," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 16/2 (2007): 74–87. off-site wiki

Printed material

Hebrew influences on Book of Mormon text—printed materials
  • Larry Childs, "Epanalepsis in the Book of Mormon," in John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne (eds.), Rediscovering the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Co. ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991), 165–165. ISBN 0875793878. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.)GL direct link
  • Alan Goff, "Mourning, Consolation, and Repentance at Nahom," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), 92–93. ISBN 0875796001 off-site FairMormon linkGL direct link
  • C. Wilfred Griggs, "The Book of Mormon as an Ancient Book," in Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds and Charles D. Tate (eds.), (Provo, Utah : Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University ; Salt Lake City, Utah : Distributed by Bookcraft, 1996 [1982]),75–94. ISBN 0884944697 GospeLink (requires subscrip.)GL direct link
  • Grant Hardy (editor), The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005). ISBN 025207341X. ISBN 978-0252073410.
  • Donald W. Parry, "Antithetical Parallelism in the Book of Mormon," in John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne (eds.), Rediscovering the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Co. ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991), 167–169. ISBN 0875793878. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.)GL direct link
  • Donald W. Parry, The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted According to Parallelistic Patterns (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998). ISBN 0934893365. ISBN 978-0934893367.
  • Donald W. Parry, "Power through Repetition: The Dynamics of Book of Mormon Parallelism," in Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997),?–??. ISBN 093489325X ISBN 0934893187 ISBN 0884944697. off-site GL direct linkGL direct link
  • Donald W. Parry, "Teaching in Black and White: Antithetic Structure in the Book of Alma—Its Form and Function," Book of Mormon Symposium at Brigham Young University, February 1991.
  • Noel B. Reynolds, "Nephi's Outline," in Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds and Charles D. Tate (eds.), (Provo, Utah : Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University ; Salt Lake City, Utah : Distributed by Bookcraft, 1996 [1982]),53–73. ISBN 0884944697 GospeLink (requires subscrip.)GL direct link
  • Richard Dilworth Rust, "Poetry in the Book of Mormon," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), 100–113. ISBN 0875796001 off-site FairMormon linkGL direct link
  • David Rolph Seely, "The Image of the Hand of God in the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), 140–143. ISBN 0875796001 off-site FairMormon linkGL direct link
  • Brian D. Stubbs, "Book of Mormon Language," in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, (New York, Macmillan Publishing, 1992), 1:179–181. off-site off-site
  • John L. Sorenson, Angela Crowell, and Allen J. Christensen, "Parallelism, Merismum, and Difrasismo," in John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne (eds.), Rediscovering the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Co. ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991), 80–82. ISBN 0875793878. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.)
  • John A. Tvedtnes, "Colophones in the Book of Mormon," in John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne (eds.), Rediscovering the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Co. ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991), 32–37. ISBN 0875793878. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.)GL direct link
  • John A. Tvedtnes, "Colophones in the Book of Mormon," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), 13–15. ISBN 0875796001 off-site FairMormon linkGL direct link
  • John A. Tvedtnes, "The Hebrew Background of the Book of Mormon," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), 77–91. ISBN 0875796001 off-site FairMormon linkGL direct link
  • John W. Welch, "The Book of Mormon and the Heavenly Book Motif," in John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne (eds.), Rediscovering the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Co. ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991), 26–28. ISBN 0875793878. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.)GL direct link
  • John W. Welch, "The Calling of a Prophet," in Monte Nyman and Charles Tate, eds., First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 1988), 35–54.
  • John W. Welch, "Lehi's Council Vision and the Mysteries of God," in John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne (eds.), Rediscovering the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Co. ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1991), 24. ISBN 0875793878. off-site GospeLink (requires subscrip.)GL direct link

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