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Anglo-Saxon lyric poem "The Seafarer" Test

Anglo-Saxon
the rhythmic poetry composed in the Old English language before A.D.1100; generally divided by pauses, spreaded orally

caesuras
a natural pause in the middle of a line of poetry

kennings
two-word poetic renaming’s, like “whales home” for the sea

assonance
repeated vowel sounds in unrhymed, stressed syllables

alliteration
repeated initial consonant sounds in stressed syllables

elegy
a poem mourning the loss of someone or something

mewing
the sound a seagull makes

mead
liquor made from fermented honey and water

admonish
advise, caution

sentinel
person or animal that guards

fervent
having great warmth or feeling

rancor
ill will; continuing and bitter hate

pyre
a heap of combustible material, especially one for burning a corpse as part of a funeral ceremony

rapture
joy; great pleasure

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