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In classical Old English poetry, if a verse contains several unstressed syllables, these tend to accumulate in a single sequence either before the first alliterating lift of type B and C verses or immediately after the first lift of type A, in which case the second lift must alliterate (Duncan 1993).
For example, he never packs three alliterating stresses in his on-verse, nor in the off-verse does he ever alliterate on the second stressed syllable.
large) is due to his need for an alliterating "b," linking
(10) NIMEV, whose scope is restricted to poems known to have been composed before 1500, lists three items in the manuscript, all prophecies: the Ireland Prophecy (NIMEV 2834.3), an alliterative verse prophecy; When faith faileth' (NIMEV 3943), a short rhyming prophecy sometimes, as here, attributed to Chaucer; and the cross-rhymed, alliterating First Scottish Prophecy (NIMEV 4029).
The stylistic transformations are metonymic transfer, metaphorization, re-metaphorization, and alliterating used for both sense and stylistic reasons.
Canada now would be known according to three alliterating foreign policy archetypes: the courageous warrior, the compassionate neighbour, and the confident partner.
The official US car-scrappage plan (akin to the Spanish plan renove) was also crafted as Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) but, despite the ingenuity engineering this acronym, it was quickly colloquialised into the alliterating slogan cash-for-clunkers where the latter word has additionally an onomatopoeic connection with the noisy sound of an old engine laboring to turn over.
The alliterating names of the hounds--Willow, Wand, and Wallow--in the preceding line also carry a particular significance.
121)--in a combination of Anglo-Saxon monosyllables which, in fortuitously assonating and alliterating, mime what they signify: the words that the work plucks out of the world are themselves full of that world.
Robinson, basing their description on the late nineteenth-century work of Eduard Sievers, provide this succinct statement of the rules that governed the rhythms of Beowulf: "Sievers observed that all the intact verses of Beowulfand of other Old English poetry fall into some variation of five basic patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables, and that the verses are bound into pairs by alliteration, the first (and only the first) accented syllable of the second verse in the pair alliterating with one or both of the accented syllables in the first verse of the pair" (Beowulf: An Edition 30).
Each triplet in "Iris" narrows the quest, drawing eye and ear across even stanza breaks by alliterating their opening words: "searched ...
Two recent critics have sought to defend "Mangled to morsels" apart from the dictionary evidence, each commenting on one or the other of the line's alliterating words.
At the risk of losing readers at the outset by sounding like an alliterating preacher, we might think of the extensive literature on the integration of psychology and Christian faith as falling into three rough categories: defending it, describing it, and doing it.
("The Word") Here as virtually everywhere in Hamby's work, the lines unfold as a series of images apparently linked by association or metonymy alone, or in some cases by pure phonetic accident, as in the alliterating "s'-sounds above.
Ritchie apparently picked up the comic book tradition of having characters with funny alliterating names like gangster meanie Hatchet Harry and Barry the Baptist, who is Harry's goon.