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Scop
An Anglo-Saxon poet who composed and recited his own poetry. Poems were based on heroic traditions and later on Biblical traditions.
Gleeman
A professional performer who sang poetry or recited poetry to a musical accompaniment.
Caesura
A pause or a break in a line of poetry.
Alliteration
The repetition of the same or almost the same meaning as another word.
Parallelism
The repetition of ideas in slightly differing form; the construction of 2 or more thoughts in the same pattern.
Synonym
A word with the same or almost the same meaning as another word.
Kenning
Metaphorical, compound words or phrases that refer to persons, places, or things. Kennings are a characteristic of Anglo-Saxon poetry.
Simile
An expressed comparison of unlike things using the words like, as, resemble, or similar.
Analogy
A comparison of 2 different things that may share common characteristics. An analogy is often used to explain or describe something unfamiliar by comparing it to something familiar.