When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the MahraMain MenuOverviewAcknowledgmentsBorn to be Digital?About the MahraHuman and Geographical ContextFind Your PoemTheory of ClassificationIndex of PoemsGlossary (please wait while the terms load)BibliographiesbibliographySamuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10
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You’ve opted to compose a poem utilizing the more rigorous three-part structure. This marks you as a top-notch poet. The next question concerns your ambitions for the poem itself: will it be an omnibus of poetic themes, topics, and formulas or will it stick to a single topic? Because oral poems are performed poems, this question can be phrased in the following way:
How much time do you and your audience have?
I have a lot to say and will use every formula at my disposal to say it.
I have a single idea that I’ll start and end with, but no more than that.
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