alliterative verse

alliterative verse
noun
: verse usually unrhymed having alliteration as a structural element

Old English alliterative verse


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  • alliterative verse —    All poetry written in Old Germanic languages uses a system of alliterative verse, the best examples of which can be found in the OLD ENGLISH poetic corpus. This form of meter doubtlessly originates among oral poets or SCOPS, who would have… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • alliterative revival —    The term alliterative revival refers to a renewal of interest in ALLITERATIVE VERSE among late 14th century MIDDLE ENGLISH poets.OLD ENGLISH verse had been governed by strict rules of stress and alliteration, but after the Norman Conquest of… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Alliterative Morte Arthure — The Alliterative Morte Arthure is a 4346 line Middle English poem, retelling the latter part of the legend of King Arthur. The poem is one of the most significant works in the short lived revival of alliterative verse in the 14th century. History …   Wikipedia

  • alliterative — alliteratively, adv. alliterativeness, n. /euh lit euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, adj. pertaining to or characterized by alliteration: alliterative verse. [1755 65; ALLITERAT(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alliterative prose — ▪ literature       prose that uses alliteration and some of the techniques of alliterative verse. Notable examples are from Old English and Middle English, including works by the Anglo Saxon writer Aelfric and the so called Katherine Group of… …   Universalium

  • alliterative — /əˈlɪtərətɪv/ (say uh lituhruhtiv) adjective relating to or characterised by alliteration: alliterative verse. –alliteratively, adverb –alliterativeness, noun …  

  • alliterative — adjective having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable alliterative verse • Similar to: ↑rhymed, ↑rhyming, ↑riming • Derivationally related forms: ↑alliterate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alliterative Morte Arthure — (ca. 1400–1402)    This masterpiece of the ALLITERATIVE REVIVAL survives in a single manuscript, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91, compiled ca. 1440 by the scribe Robert Thornton. Although the date of composition is uncertain (with some scholars… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

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