Write at least one original kenning for each of the following nouns: poet, dagger, ship, stars, singer, and river.
A kenning is a descriptive phrase that is used in place of a standard noun. Many kennings are compound phrases: wound-tool in place of sword. Others use possesive phrases: wave's horse in place of ship.
Kennings are commonly found in Old Icelandic and Old English poetry. Beowulf, the famous Old English poem contains the following kennings:
a) segl-rad (sail-road) for sea;
b) heofon-candel (heaven-candle) for sun;
Here are some possible kennings for the words that you have presented:
a) poet: verse-writer, feelings-singer
b) dagger: back-stabber
c) ship: wave-rider, cargo-carrier
d) stars: heaven's twinklers
e) singer: song-belter
f) river: banks' flow