XzegJobDsUKzOtt
CntOynvufaklfSSS
:: pain
giver
XzegJobDsUKzOtt = CntOynvufaklfSSS pain
CntOynvufaklfSSS = XzegJobDsUKzOtt giver
pain = giver XzegJobDsUKzOtt
giver = pain CntOynvufaklfSSS
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continue the kenning chain
(or start afresh, if the current link is stupid):
bed is to living
as
is to

Kennings are a Norse poetic device based on analogy - referring to the sea as a "whale road", for example, from the analogy that "sea is to whale as road is to horse".

The symmetrical nature of any four kenning elements allows for the exploration of other, logically valid metaphors - following the structure of Ron Hale-Evans' Kenning Game, this site automates that process.




Old Kennings now get deleted after a while - consider this a forum for mucking around with them in real-time with other online friends, or just playing around with the idea.

-- Kevan, 28.12.03