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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
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An interesting question, and a difficult one. Is wolf-of-the-waves underlined?
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.
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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”
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So in this case, wolf-of-the-waves might mean something like pirate, or just a great seaman.
I've got another one I still don't know the answer to though.