A screamasax was a Viking short sword. This poem is an example of the use of “kennings”, where the writer describes something in a number of vivid ways without actually mentioning what is being described. It was a favourite technique in Anglo-Saxon and Viking literature.
If an axe was a dragon-tongue, what would you call a tongue? :
You may choose one of these options or invent your own. (There’s a prize for the winner, believe me!!!).
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Note: Teachers whose name starts with the letter “M” are explicitly excluded from the contest