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[mass noun] Alliteration, especially in old Germanic poetry.
- ‘Moreover, he managed to stress those wishes by his choice of alliterating runes, f, and g, in stave rhyme verses, which seem not to be related to that topic.’
- ‘As to verse and metre, modern Heathenry like its ancient counterpart has enjoyed the use of alliterative verse or stave rhyme.’
- ‘In this case, too, the great grandfathers of DADA are masters of unmasking when ridiculing the idea that pathos and forms of rhyme or stave rhyme could guarantee truth or produce truth.’
- ‘These verses constitute the oldest piece of Anglo-Saxon poetry (stave rhyme verses here alliterating on f and g), original in text and material.’
- ‘Hebrew poetry is not marked by metre and end-rhyme but by pictorial language, parallelisms and partly by rhythm and alliteration or stave rhyme.’
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