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By Douglas Coupland

ISBN-10: 0307373606

ISBN-13: 9780307373601

All households Are Psychotic is the 7th novel through Douglas Coupland, released in 2001. the radical is the fictitious tale of the dysfunctional Drummond kin and their adventures on a visit to determine their daughter's house go back and forth release.

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The difference in form between these genres and regular Javanese poetry in so-called macapat or small metres lies in the freedom of increasing and diminishing the number of syllables in a line and the number of lines in a stanza, and also in the disregard of rhyme and alliterati0'n, though the latter elements of poetry are seldom absent altogether. Perhaps several texts nowadays kn0'wn as children's ditties are childish imitations or corrupt descendants of incantations, in 0'lden times sung in shamanistic rites performed in religious ceremonies of pre-Hinduistic Javanese C0'mmunities (see 43750).

Since the fifteenth or the si~teenth century the Javanese authors' knowledge of the rules of Indian prosody has been on the decline. More and more metrical quantity of syllables was neglected. As a result Indian metres were only distinguished one from another by the number of syllables in the lines. Meanwhile for a long time Javanese poets were aware of the existence of prosodic rules referring to metric quantity, though they no longer knew the minor details. e. metrically long and short) means prosody in general.

In the present Synopsis as far as possible distinctions have been made between the following five groups of texts (see also (0150). They are based on idiomatic peculiarities and the origin of the authors. 1. Old Javanese texts written in the preIslamic period. 2. Javanese-Balinese texts written in Bali and Lombok. 3. Texts written in East Java and Madura, in the literary idiom developed in the basins of the river Brantas and the lower course of the BetJawan. 4. Texts written in the Pasisir districts, along the North Coast.

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