Kenning: Poems & Examples


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1. Kennings typically draw associations between two things by combining…

2. Which of these North Atlantic cultures used kennings in their poetry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Kennings are often heard and used in everyday life, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their characteristics and application.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various aspects of kennings, including:

  • The definition of kenning
  • The components of kennings
  • The history of the use of kennings
  • Examples of modern kennings
  • The category of poem that a kenning poem falls under

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between categories of poems that do and do not apply to kenning poems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define kenning
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding modern kennings and the history of kennings in poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Kenning: Poems & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define kenning
  • Understand what constitutes modern kennings
  • Know the root of the word kenning
  • Familiarize yourself with the history of the use of kennings in poetry
  • Understand kennings through provided examples of kenning poems