And on hire feet a paire of spores sharpe.
In felaweshipe wel koude she laughe and carpe;
Lines 475-476 are pronounced with many long “a” and short “o” sounds, necessitating a wider opening of the mouth than other vowel sounds. This serves to reinforce the image presented in the second line, describing the wife’s capacity for laughing and talking among a fellowship of people. The vowels echo the actions of laughing and talking, since it is common practice to open one’s mouth when one is doing such things.
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