|Date:||Thursday, January 6, 2000, 2:48|
I'd like to know what alliterative verse is. I have a
nebulous idea of sounds being echoed throughout a
poem, but what are the rules? When does this 'echo'
stop being a simple poetic device to become a genre?
All this is because of an alliterative poem I read, in
Tolkien's _Unfinished Tales_, 'The Istari':
Wilt thou learn the lore / that was long secret
of the Five that came / from a far country?
etc. If any of you can give another example, I'd be grateful.
I understand that OE poetry was based on alliteration, am
I right? I'm trying to produce some of this in Draseléq, since
sheer metrics and/or rhyme don't favour my muse...