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Kennings Poems

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Melissa Crosthwaite

on 4 August 2014

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Transcript of Kennings Poems

A Kenning is a two word phrase describing an object, often using a metaphor.

A Kennings poem is a riddle made up of several lines of kennings to describe something or someone.

This poem is a way of describing something or someone using clues rather than just saying what it is.

What is a Kennings?
Examples of Kennings Poems
Paw licker
Day dreamer
Milk drinker
Ball chaser
Dog hater
Mouse chaser
Stroke lover
Examples of Kennings Poems
Paw licker
Day dreamer
Milk drinker
Ball chaser
Dog hater
Mouse chaser
Stroke lover
How do I write a Kennings?
Step 1: Think of something or someone your want to write about!

Like a bus driver

Step 2: Think about what the subject does

Bus drivers...
give out tickets
takes money
steers the bus
follows the route
drives carefully
watches the road

Step 3: Compose your poem

Ticket giver
Money taker
Wheel turner
Route follower
Careful driver
Road watcher
Kennings Poems
My Sister

Dummy-sucker
Teddy-thrower
Anything-chewer

Kiss-giver
Slave-employer
Dolly-hugger
Calm-destroyer

Milk-drinker
Nappy-leaker
Peace-breaker
Scream-shrieker

Unlike any other
My sister

Fun Fact!
The word kenning comes from the Viking phrase
kenna eitt við
which means "to express a thing in terms of another"
A Cat
Examples of Kennings Poems
Examples of Kennings Poems
Examples of Kennings Poems
Examples of Kennings Poems
Hard workers
Book lovers
Sticker winners
House-point getters
Homework haters
Hard workers
Book lovers
Sticker winners
House-point getters
Homework haters
A student
Pen holder
Calculator container
Scissor sorter
Zip swisher
Thing settler
Pen holder
Calculator container
Scissor sorter
Zip swisher
Thing settler
A pencil case
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