applaud or praise
the repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to one another. Alliteration is an essential feature of Anglo-Saxon poetry; in most lines, two or three of the four stressed syllables alliterate (And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste)
to explain by indicating a cause
something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation
meanings, associations, or emotions that have come to be attached to a word
current or modern
composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities
extreme in degree, strength, or size
king of the Danes in Beowulf whose kingdom is threatened by Grendel, the man-eating monster
a figurative, usually compound expression used in place of a name or noun, especially in Old English poetry (for example, storm of swords is a kenning for battle or whale-road is a kenning for the sea)
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