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Old English poetry is known for its use of kennings. Using the following as an example, determine the purpose of a kenning in this genre.

"The leader of the troop unlocked his word-hoard" (258).

A

To serve as an extended metaphor.

B

To poetically describe an everyday object.

C

To poetically describe an important person.

D

To create a poetic contrast.

E

To access listeners' previous knowledge of another work of literature.

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