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What is the name of the poetic compounds used in Old English poetry to stand in for more prosaic words (ex: "hron-rade," or "whale-road" for "the sea")
Kennings
What do we call the literary technique, often used in Old English poetry, in which events taking place in different times are thematically or otherwise juxtaposed within the same passage?
Temporal interlace
Old English poetry uses ______-based meter, while Middle English poetry uses ______-based meter. (Please note that this does NOT mean that Old English poetry lacks syllables or Middle English poetry lacks stress!)
stress; syllable
What is the name of the pause between half lines that characterizes Old English poetry?
Caesura
In Old English poetry, punctuation rarely falls at the ends of lines or half lines. In Middle English poetry, it generally does. What are these two different types of poetic lines called?
Enjambed lines; End-stopped lines