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Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature: Beowulf

Both Old English and modern English poetry use alliteration, which is~a long pause.~the use of two stressed syllables.~a type of rhyme.~the repetition of consonant sounds. ~the repetition of consonant sounds. Read the passage from Beowulf.The hero arose, surrounded closelyby his…

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Beowulf

When was it written? Between 700 -1000 AD Who is the author? unknown Where does Beowulf take place? Denmark & Sweden, in Scandinavia How was the story spread? Oral tradition Who actually wrote down the story of Beowulf? Christian monks…

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Beowulf

Who are the Geats? People of Sweden, Beowulf Who are the Danes? The people from Denmark, Beowulf goes to help them What is Beowulf’s strength? 30 men What is Naegling? Beowulf’s ancestral sword Who is the king of the Geats?…

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Beowulf Kennings and Epithets

axe blood-ember battle spear-din blood battle-sweat blood wound-sea king breaker of rings corpse raven-havest death sleep of the sword death flame-farewelled fire bane of wood fire sun of the houses gold seeds of the Fyris Wolds gold serpent’s lair gold…

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ENGLISH 1.05 QUIZ – BEOWULF & GRENDEL

What was the name of the hall in which Beowulf & Grendel battled? Heorot Why does Beowulf put aside his weapons & armor? Grendel fights without weapons, so Beowulf chooses to do the same. Why do so many people gather…

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