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WORDS FOR WOOD: THE LEXIS OF TREES IN OLD ENGLISH POETRY

@inproceedings{Ward2009WORDSFW,
  title={WORDS FOR WOOD: THE LEXIS OF TREES IN OLD ENGLISH POETRY},
  author={M. Ward},
  year={2009}
}
This thesis examines the words concerned with trees and wood in the Old English poetic corpus. The importance of wood to the daily lives of the Anglo-Saxons and the familiarity with wood which resulted from this is shown to have extended into the vocabulary and used within the poems to develop ideas and concepts beyond the physical reality of the growing organism or the resource obtained from it. By the creative use of these words in rhetorical tropes and formulas the texts exploit the demands… Expand

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