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The singing sword

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Why is "singing" an appropriate word to describe the sound Beowulf's sword makes on the troll-dam's head (1522)?

A

It is the sound the sword makes while swishing through water.

B

It is the sound the sword makes while swishing through air.

C

It is the sound of the sword hitting something solid and ringing as a result.

D

It is the sound of the sword hitting something soft and ringing as a result.

E

The sword "sings" in glory.