Alliterative Revival


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Alliterative Revival:

see alliterationalliteration
, the repetition of the same starting sound in several words of a sentence. Probably the most powerful rhythmic and thematic uses of alliteration are contained in Beowulf, written in Anglo-Saxon and one of the earliest English poems extant.
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England experienced a period known as the Alliterative Revival in the late 14th century, when a series of alliterative poems appeared.
The question of what WF is has usually been answered, when answered at all, by hurried and dismissive references to it as an alliterative stepping stone, if an unsteady one, from Old English verse to the alliterative revival.
65) Thorlac Turville-Petre, The Alliterative Revival (Cambridge: D.