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LO: To learn about the features and plan a kennings poem.


  • kenning is a much-compressed form of metaphor.
  • In a kenning, an object is described in a two-word phrase, such as 'whale-road' for 'sea'.
  • Some kennings can be more obscure than others, and then it becomes close to being a riddle.


Have a look through the following information to find out more about kennings poems. Today's task is also on the document.