Tolkien & Alliterative Verse

This site is designed to be a resource for anyone who wants to study Tolkien’s alliterative verse or to understand medieval English alliterative metre.

Descriptive Bibliography: Tolkien’s Alliterative Verses

A bibliography of Tolkien’s alliterative compositions in modern English and in Old English and his translations of alliterative poems, where they are published, and whether manuscripts are available for researchers.

Tolkien’s Notes on Alliterative Metre

Where to find Tolkien’s scans of alliterative verses and his comments on alliterative metre.

Our Blog:

Woven Words

Read about new publications and conference papers on Tolkien & alliterative verse. Find out what it’s like to be a researcher. Read about student and faculty projects. We’ll be recording all the joys and frustrations of doing research.

Secondary Sources on Tolkien’s Alliterative Verse

A bibliography of secondary sources on Tolkien’s alliterative poems. Coming Soon!

Online Guides to Alliterative Metre

Some online sources that can help to define and illustrate alliterative metre.

About Us

Meet the team working on the Tolkien & Alliterative Verse project.


The website logo and images on all of this site’s pages are designed by Gavin Foster. Copyright Gavin Foster.

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