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Cynhanedd

Merriam Webster defines Cyndhanedd (pronounced kung-han-eth) as "a strict intricate system of alliteration and rhyme used in Welsh poetry." It was developed by the 14th century and codified in the Caerwys Eisteddfod (Assembly of Bards) of 1523. In Welsh poetry, it's an elaborate system of sound relationships involving accent, alliteration and internal rhyme, and comes in [...]

2020-03-06T09:37:51-05:00By |

Parallelism

In grammar, parallelism, also known as parallel structure or parallel construction, is a balance within one or more sentences of similar phrases or clauses that have the same grammatical structure. "In poetry, in a parallel couplet, (as opposed to a continuous couplet), words in the first line are complemented with corresponding second line words that [...]

2019-04-21T09:27:56-04:00By |