In Old English literature, a kenning is a poetic prose, a figure of speech, substituted for the usual name of a person or thing. It is usually a two-word creative definition.
blood- vampire juice
clouds- sky pillow
teacher- chalkboard monster (lol)
I usually have my students do kennings after we read Beowulf. (Grendel- Shadow of Death; Cain's follower) For them, it is a really fun activity. So I thought you guys might enjoy it too.
Write two or three kennings for the following words below:
You can use other words besides the ones on this list.