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MEDAL WILL BE GIVEN. In the following lines from Beowulf, what literary technique has the poet used in the underlined words? To many it seemed the wolf-of-the-waves had won his life synecdoche epithet kenning litotes

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    An interesting question, and a difficult one. Is wolf-of-the-waves underlined?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yes, I'm sorry I should have put it in parenthesis or something. I tried looking up the definitions to each literary technique, but I just can't get it.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Alright then. This is a kenning.

  4. anonymous
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    A kenning is a group of words, typically using figurative language, that center around one idea. It was commonly used by Old Norse, and later Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon poets. For instance, an Old Norse poet might replace the regular word for “sword”, with a more abstract compound such as “wound-hoe”

  5. anonymous
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    I don't think you realize just how much I love you right now. xD Thank you so so much.

  6. anonymous
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    So in this case, wolf-of-the-waves might mean something like pirate, or just a great seaman.

  7. anonymous
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    I've got another one I still don't know the answer to though.

  8. anonymous
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    No problem. Anytime! Good luck. ^^

  9. anonymous
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    Post a new question to keep replies shorter.

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