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Title: Études de métrique égyptienne
Subtitle: II. Contraintes métriques et production textuelle dans l'Hymne à la crue du Nil
Author(s): MATHIEU, Bernard
Journal: Revue d'Égyptologie
Volume: 41 Date: 1990
The aim of this article is to bring up some aspects of textual production in the well known Hymn to the Inundation, on the basis of a metrical pattern dealt with in RdE 39 (1989), 63-82, the heptametrical distich. Several poetic devices are described, such as ellipsis, paddings, doublings, reduplications, which can now be explained for metrical reasons. A translation of the Hymn is provided, showing the metrical structure of the whole text.