Kennings were originally written in Old English or Old Norse. A kenning describes something familiar in an uncommon way, without using its name. The poem usually takes the form of a list – and each depiction of the object is two words. Sometimes a kenning can take the form of a puzzle poem. I’ve included a couple of my own to give you an idea.
Teacher by Nicole
When? by Sarah Goodstone (aged 11)
Where Do I Play? by Roger Stevens
Who Am I? by Roger Stevens
(In goal, My Dad)