Literary Devices in Beowulf

Alliteration and Kenning and Caesura oh my!

Alliteration: The repetition of a letter or sound.

Kenning: A more complex word for a simple noun.

Caesura: a pause between words, often separated with multiple spaces or commas.

Literary devices overview

Most of the literary devices used were intended for a readers purpose. They are used to help make a story/poem a thousand times better. The literary devices have added a lot of flare and made the poem more entertaining to read. They added suspense so the reader would want to continue reading, they added drama and exaggeration so the reader would be more amused. Literary devices were used with the reader in mind.