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1 Tori, Kristen, Mallory, and Julianna Alliterative PoetryTori, Kristen, Mallory, and Julianna
2 Poetic Features Modern Alliterative Poetry: Alliteration: The repetition of similar sounds in a series of words or phrasesAssonanceEx. On a proud round cloud in white high nightConsonanceEx. Peter Piper picked a pickled pepper
3 Poetic Features Forming of this Alliterative Verse: Anglo Saxon Alliterative Poetry:uses alliteration as the main structuring device to join lines of poetryunlike other devices that uses rhymeForming of this Alliterative Verse:The line has two verses divided by a boundary called a caesura.Each of the two halves contain two stressed syllables, called lifts, and two or more groups of unstressed syllables, called drops.An alliterative pattern must be carried over across the caesuraAny of the stressed syllables may alliterate except the last syllableFor example:Lade ne letton. Leoht eastan com.Has a distinctive set of rhetorical devicesmost common is kenning
5 Examples of Alliterative Poetry in Other Poems Germanic languagesSome poetry that uses alliteration include:MuspilliHeliandPoetic EddaAlso found in other languages as well:KalevalaKalevipoeg
6 Alliterative Poetry in J.R.R Tolkien Poems J.R.R. Tolkien- “Turin Turambar”, “Song of the Mounds of Mundberg”, “The Lord of the Rings”He majored in Anglo Saxon and Middle EnglishStyle unknown in modern English literatureThis style dominated English literature from Chaucer’s time until early 20th century
7 Tolkien's Poem “Song of the Mounds of Mundburg”: We heard of the horns in the hills ringing,the swords shining in the South-kingdom.Steeds went striding to the Stoninglandas wind in the morning. War was kindled.
8 Alliterative Poetry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Written during “Alliterative Revival -14th centuryFollowed the alliterative verse styleExcept made a few changes called bob and wheel
9 Alliterative Poetry in Beowulf Germanic Anglo-Saxon PoetryOld English languageAlliterative Poetry used instead of usual rhyme schemesUsually three alliterations in every lineEx. Now Beowulf bode in the burg of the ScyldingsKennings (epithets) are also used to enhance the poetry“mail shirt” for armor“dwelling place” for residence
10 Examples Found in Beowulf In the translation by Seamus Heaney alliteration is sometimes only in half the lineThese are examples of proper ones:The fortunes of war/ favoured Hrothgar (l.64)The highest in the land/ would lend advice (l.172)And find friendship/ in the Father’s embrace (l.188)Heaney tries to use many analogies like the originalLord of the nation could be:“ring-giver”“treasure-giver”“his people’s shield”“shepherd”
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