[Northkeep] Just a point on names--question
fitzmorgan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 17:07:34 PDT 2010
Alliteration is indeed a very valid and useful tool in poetry, it was most
commonly used in period in the Saxon and Norse traditions. The Celtic bards
also did some odd things with alliteration, but by and large those tricks
are difficult to pull off in English. Sort of like completing a rhyming,
alliterating, crossword puzzle.
The romance languages largely focused on rhyming. English is an odd case as
our tradition of rhyming metric-feet is a bit of a blend between the Middle
English and the French traditions.
Since Quivara is Spanish the Romance tradition would seem to be the more
appropriate, though we are not limited to that of course. With Quivara we
would pretty much be in the same position we are now in with Ansteorra.
If you are curious about writing alliterative poetry in English, there is an
excellent resource online.
Forgotten Ground Regained <http://alliteration.net/index.htm>
Click on editors notes on the menu for a guide to writing using alliterative
On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Jerry Herring <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
> I think so many bards focus to strongly on rhyming with the end of a word
> if we used the option to rhyme with the first letter of a word instead.
> As an example:
> Quiet and Careful stands Quivara's northern Command
> Wild warriors waiting along the windswept wastes
> Utterly undivided under one banner in Unity
> Fall and fall again as many times as you must
> But in this truth you should always trust
> Our banner shall rise again.
> Northkeep mailing list
> Northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we
do not dare that they are difficult.
Fitzmorgan at gmail.com
Yahoo! ID: robert_fitzmorgan
More information about the Northkeep