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My poet-soul longs to master the art of the kenning. To that end, today I made a lunch of summer's nipples...

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kenllama
Jan. 7th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
genius!
ravenedgewalker
Jan. 7th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
delicious!

sadly the link does not work for me.
jennlynn_green
Jan. 7th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Kenning
I have looked at the coding and I can't figure out why the link won't work (it's Wikipedia). Here's a bit:

kenning
6. One of the periphrastic expressions used instead of the simple name of a thing, characteristic of Old Teutonic, and esp. Old Norse, poetry. Examples are oar-steed = ship, storm of swords = battle. The term is adopted from the mediæval Icelandic treatises on poetics, and is derived from the idiomatic use of kenna við or til, "to name after."

(the above definitions are from the Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition, on CD -- version 2.0)
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