• Nelson Goering deposited Metre in Old Saxon and Old High German in the group Group logo of Medieval English LiteratureMedieval English Literature on Humanities Commons 12 months ago

    Schematic (bullet-point) overview of Old Saxon and Old High German metre, with a particular emphasis on alliterative verse. My goal is to sketch out the main features of the metre, especially in comparison with Old English, rather than to delve into theoretical fundamentals (though an appendix touching on that topic is included). I also append a comparison of the Old Saxon Genesis poem with its translation in the Old English Genesis B.