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What is a Kenning?
A Kenning is a compressed metaphor or description using two nouns to describe a subject, place or object.
Examples - Using a Kenning in a Sentence
Story keeper - Book.
Word fisher - Poet.
Web maker - Spider.
Sky climber - Mountain.
Kenning is used in poetry to create different effects, They can be combined to make a poem called a Kennings in which a collection of kenning lines are combined to describe an object.
For information on poetry terms other than a kenning visit our poetry glossary – poetry terms.