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A kenning is a two word phrase (often hyphenated) that employs figurative language in place of a single-word noun. In other words, a kenning is metaphorical two word phrase that takes the place of a normal noun. For example, "blood-ember" is used in place of and meaning the noun "axe". Old Norse, Old English, and Islandic poetry usually makes use of these.

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