Alliterative Poetry in Middle English

Alliterative Poetry in Middle English

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There are 6 or 7 stresses to the line, and a medial pause. It might be possible to divide the line into two distinct halves, but medial rhymes are practically absent. In 6 lines, no alliteration ; e.g. 1. 5. In 12 lines, 2 sir. syll. alliterate ; e.g. 1. 4.

Title:Alliterative Poetry in Middle English
Author: James Parker Oakden
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 1930

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