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As to the weather... The depiction of climatic features in Early Irish narrative
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of English. Celtic Section.
2007 (English)Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Abstract [en]

This paper showed that the arrival of heavy snow or mist is a feature often employed in Medieval Irish and Welsh literature. Inclement weather conditions are consciously used by redactors of Medieval Celtic texts in order to indicate an influence of super-human powers on the course of events.

On the one hand, the elements may impose a narrative pause on the agents, and cause a turn-around in the direction of the narrative. On the other hand, they are repeatedly found to connive with the protagonists in the narrative against an enemy.

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Keyword [en]
Irish, Welsh, narrative feature, snow
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13598OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13598DiVA: diva2:41368
Available from: 2008-01-23 Created: 2008-01-23

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