As in contemporary discos, so in contemporary descriptions of Canaanite poetry, much is done under the cover of music that is amusing but not entirely licit. Music, when used in describing poetic systems, is a way of covering over variations in verse. This is not to say that music has no place in the description of verse, merely that it can never have an integral place.
Michael Patrick O’Connor, Hebrew Verse Structure (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1997), 40.
“As in contemporary discos…” 🙂