Tag Archives: Old English

Writing Historical Fiction? Should You Use That Particular Word?

I admit it: I am a bit of a word geek. I am fascinated with how words came into the English language. Some words make sense in their derivation, and others not so much so. Below are some of the … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Poetry

As poetry began as song and was easier to memorize because of the rhyme scheme and the rhythmic pattern,¬†Anglo-Saxon poetry outstripped the period’s prose. The poems were passed from one generation to another by word of mouth.¬† Customarily, Anglo-Saxon poetry … Continue reading

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