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Another common form is ABAB or ABCB repeated, in alternating 8 and 6 syllable lines.

There is considerable variation on this pattern in almost every respect, including length, number of lines and rhyming scheme, making the strict definition of a ballad extremely difficult.

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Not only is this volume a necessary companion for the 1981 collection, it stands on its own as an introduction to key issues in the dating of Old English poetry. ‘’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.‘’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.My research and teaching focus on all aspects (literary, historical, archaeological) of early England and Scandinavia, but I also belong to that crypto-group of poetry people attracted to verse of all periods and places.Looking back, I see that most of my essays have had a polemical purpose, exploring the hidden expressive powers of literatures that were new more than a millennium ago.

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