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					Alliteration and Kennings: Taken the Burden Off the Bard
                                                    Name: Ashley carrillo
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Title of Selection: ___________Beowulf_____________________
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Alliteration: the repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together in a poem or the
                          repetition of consonant sounds that are similar.
                      Example: “So Hrothgar’s men lived happy in his hall.”
                                     Examples from selection
“Killing as often as he could, coming” – line 80
“Sometimes they sacrificed to the old stone gods”- line 90
“Went up to Herot, wondering what the warriors would do in that hall when their drinking was
done” line 31,32
“The blood dripping behind him, back.” Line 39
“ He found them sprawled in sleep, suspecting nothing but their dreams undisturbed.” Line 33
“Nor his passing as he walks through our world, the Lord Of Heaven and earth; their ears could
not hear his praise nor know his glory” line 96-98
“clutched at by trouble, yet can carry no solace” line 100
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    Kennings: special kind of metaphor that uses compound words, prepositional phrases, or
                possessives, to name a person, place, thing, or event indirectly.
                                  Examples from selection
     Compound Words                Prepositional Phrases                    Possessives
         “sea path”                   “winters of grief”                   “ocean’s face”

“in his far-off home Beowulf     “Follower and the strongest of        “So mankind’s enemy
           Higlac’s”                      the Geats”                   continued his crimes”

				
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