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The sixth type of Germanic alliterative verse : the case of Old English Beowulf (Part 2)

@inproceedings{Suzuki2007TheST,
  title={The sixth type of Germanic alliterative verse : the case of Old English Beowulf (Part 2)},
  author={Yasuko Suzuki},
  year={2007}
}
According to Sievers (1885, 1893), there are five metrical types of Germanic alliterative poetry based on two stressed positions and two unstressed positions. With S and W representing a strong position and a weak position, respectively, these five are SWSW (Type A), WSWS (Type B), WSSW (Type C), SSWW (Type D), and SWWS (Type E), with the sixth possible combination WWSS lacking from the inventory. However, critical evaluation of earlier metrical analyses reveals that this sixth type is in fact… 
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