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Essay | Beowulf's Unique Style

Gareth Hinds
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Beowulf's Unique Style

Summary: My essay is about the kennings, alliterations, and litotes used in Beowulf.
The style presented in Beowulf cleverly uses kennings, alliterations and litotes to compose a masterpiece.

Despite the small form of repetition and parallelism, kennings were thoughtfully place to eliminate dullness. Kennings, poetical periphrasis, were used in the early days to replace "simple name" of an object or place. Here in Beowulf such symbols allowed the poem to flow with insightful schemes. Instead of plainly describing a phrase, he replaces it with a unique touch for instance, "lit by the moon" with "the moon to be the earth's lamplight." (9) This allows a creative feeling to pass by as the tale continues. Not only is a kenning used insightfully, they also are applied to create a specific detail, only picked up by a clever reader to keep the mind interested. Instead of bluntly adding know detail, following the word a short comment is added, "...but the throne itself, the...

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