Create Your Own Beowulian-style Kennings!Beowulf frequently uses kennings to give the tale color.  "Kennings" are compound words that represent different types of things or people,...

Create Your Own Beowulian-style Kennings!

Beowulf frequently uses kennings to give the tale color.  "Kennings" are compound words that represent different types of things or people, like "whale-road" to describe a sea passage.)

Create some modern day kennings!

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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"ear-talker" (Bluetooth)

"picture-box" (digital camera)

"garment-spinner" (clothes dryer)

These are very hard because rather than thinking of two nouns (as in "whale-road"), my mind is automatically coming up with nouns and verbs (which I'm trying to change into nouns!)! :)

A heroic epic author I am not!!! :)

Fun topic, Jamie!

 

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wackywah | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

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A kenning is two words joined together with a hyphen (-) eg. Loud-Laughter. It can also be a riddle which can trick you by pictures in the background. You have to think really carefully about the riddles because they are tricky. Hope I helped you a little!

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