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p. Chester Beatty verso love poem 1 - notes

1) Alliteration sister...second - first use of wat (one/only/unique) also 22 ... Syllable count 8 (Eg), 12 (trans)

2) First use of nfr (good/beautiful etc) also 4 and 14 ... Syllable count 6 (Eg), 9 (trans)

3) First use of mi (like) also 12, 20, 22 ... Syllable count 11 (Eg), 12 (trans)

4) Repeated end consonant -t - second use of nfr (good/beautiful etc) also 2 and 14 ... Syllable count 9 (Eg), 8 (trans)

5) Repeated end consonant -t - partial alliteration of i- - first use of wbHt also 9 ... Syllable count 11 (Eg), 9 (trans)

6) Syllable count 8 (Eg), 7 (trans)

7) This line and next start bn - Syllable count 9 (Eg), 8 (trans)

8) This line and previous start bn ... Syllable count 7 (Eg), 7 (trans)

9) Lots of consonant repetition - first use of nHb (neck) also 17 - second use of wbHt also 5 - qby suggests ideas of pouring a libation, strewn stars, fountains and a container ... Syllable count 9 (Eg), 10 (trans)

10) Syllable count 8 (Eg), 7 (trans)

11) First use of it (take, seize) also 16 ... Syllable count 8 (Eg), 9 (trans)

12) Second use of mi (like) also 3, 20, 22 ... Syllable count 8 (Eg), 8 (trans)

13) First use of ib (heart) also 16 ... Syllable count 11 (Eg), 10 (trans)

14) Third use of nfr (good/beautiful etc) also 2 and 4 ... Syllable count 9 (Eg), 9 (trans)

15) Repetition of -t- ... Syllable count 9 (Eg), 10 (trans)

16) Second use of it (take, seize) also 11 - second use of ib (heart) also 13 - first use of Hpt.s (her embrace/movement/encircling) also 19 ... Syllable count 8 (Eg), 9 (trans)

17) First use of nHb (neck) also 9 - repetition of st (she/her) in this line and the next two ... Syllable count 9 (Eg), 11 (trans)

18) Repetition of st (she/her) in this line, the previous and the next ... Syllable count 7 (Eg), 8 (trans)

19) Repetition of st (she/her) in this line and the previous two - repetition of -t- - second use of Hpt.s (her embrace/movement/encircling) also 16 ... Syllable count 9 (Eg), 11 (trans)

20) Third use of mi (like) also 3, 12, 22 ... Syllable count 8 (Eg), 9 (trans)

21) Repetition of p, r and t ... Syllable count 9 (Eg), 9 (trans)

22) Fourth use of mi (like) also 3, 12, 20 - second use of wat (one/only/unique) also 1 ... Syllable count 6 (Eg), 8 (trans)

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