alliterative prose

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alliterative verse

Wulfstan (d. 1023) archbishop of York and homilist

Ælfric (c. 950—1010) Benedictine abbot of Eynsham and scholar

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A tradition of Old and Middle English prose elevated in style by the employment of some of the techniques of alliterative verse. Its most distinguished exponents are Ælfric and Wulfstan in Old English, and the writers of the ‘Katherine Group’ in Middle English.

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