Marks, J. 2008. Zeus in the Odyssey. Hellenic Studies Series 31. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_Marks.Zeus_in_the_Odyssey.2008.
Divine plan and narrative plan
The Dios boulēin performance
As this singer explained it, the identity and stability of an orally composed and transmitted narrative is founded, not on verbatim adherence to an archetypal composition, but on a different unit of content, the “plan.” Here we may wonder whether Lord’s translation of the Slavic singer’s category with this particular English word is not in part conditioned by his own familiarity with Homeric epic, specifically the Διὸς δ’ ἐτελείετο βουλή of the Iliad proem. 
The emphasis has been added because without attention to this phrase Lord’s model can be misunderstood. The plan of a traditional oral narrative is not simply a general template for improvisation. It is rather a specific way to organize characters and action patterns into a coherent narrative. For while the “stable skeleton” does not impose word-for-word fixity on a song, it does establish firm limits on the amount of variation that occurs when the song is performed. Thus Lord observed in general “a conservativeness in regard to story,” concomitant with significant variation in the actual wording, across performances of what singers described as the “same” song.  The song remains “the same” from the singer’s perspective when each performance preserves the essential themes, organized according to the most essential theme of all, the plan.
By way of translation, Rubin’s “systems” as I understand them are functionally equivalent to Lord’s “themes,” which are defined as “basic units of content” that manifest varying capacities to organize a song.  Likewise, what Lord described as a song’s “plan” can be rendered in Rubin’s terms an overarching system, which interacts with the song’s sub-systems, its “spatial and object systems,” and with the broader systems of communication in the context of which the song arises.
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