Nottingham University - Approaching the historical: a symposium of Early Modern and Medieval Stylistics

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The Manuscript Speaks: Textual Evidence of Deliberate Oral Ambiguity in Exeter Book Riddle 7.
An analysis of the text of three passages of riddle 7 highlighting the wordplay through paronomasia and revealing three terms for 'swan'.
Period14 Jun 2017
Event typeOther


  • old english riddles
  • paronomasia