The Language Of Old And Middle English Poetry

The Language Of Old And Middle English Poetry This book gives a linguistic overview of the first eight centuries of English poetry years which produced such key works as Beowulf Layaman s Brut and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight It begins with c

  • Title: The Language Of Old And Middle English Poetry
  • Author: G.A. Lester
  • ISBN: 9780333488478
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book gives a linguistic overview of the first eight centuries of English poetry years which produced such key works as Beowulf, Layaman s Brut and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight It begins with chapters on the social and literary context, before turning in detail to subjects such as poetic diction, rhymed and alliterative verse, borrowed words, recurrent phrasThis book gives a linguistic overview of the first eight centuries of English poetry years which produced such key works as Beowulf, Layaman s Brut and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight It begins with chapters on the social and literary context, before turning in detail to subjects such as poetic diction, rhymed and alliterative verse, borrowed words, recurrent phrases, rhetoric and linguistic variety Aimed at the beginning student and general reader, the book seeks to enhance appreciation and enjoyment by making the linguistic resources of the poets better understood.

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