ABEKA English Literature Unit 1

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poetry
The first type of Anglo-Saxon literature was _____.
love of freedom, responsiveness to nature, strong religious convictions, reverence for womanhood, and devotion to glory
five striking characteristics of Anglo-Saxon literature
scop
term for an Anglo-Saxon poet
gleeman
term for an Anglo-Saxon performer– often a chanter, harper, jester, or juggler
caesura
term for the pause in the middle of each line of Anglo-Saxon poetry
accent
term for stressing certain syllables or words
alliteration
term for using words that begin with the same consonant sound
parallelism
term for the repetition of ideas in slightly differing form (found frequently in Anglo-Saxon poetry)
kennings
term for the strong metaphorical expressions in Anglo-Saxon poetry
Heorot
name of the mead-hall that King Hrothgar built in *Beowulf*
Grendel
monster that plagued the Danes
thirty
How many warriors did the monster devour in *Beowulf*?
Beowulf (character)
thane of the Geats; killed three monsters
in the shoulder
Where did Beowulf wound Grendel?
Wiglaf
young warrior who accompanied Beowulf
Neigling
name of Beowulf’s sword
Beowulf (work)
the greatest of the Anglo-Saxon poems and the oldest surviving epic of any Germanic people
a cup
What did one of Beowulf’s slaves steal from the dragon’s gold-hoard?
monks
What group of people are suspected to have added certain Christian elements to the heathen story of *Beowulf*?
three
How many monstrous creatures are there in Beowulf?
a great national hero, lofty language, supernatural elements, and the struggle of good and evil
four traditional components of an epic
illness, age, and death in battle
three things that are always unpredictable, according to “The Seafarer”
spring
Which season makes the seafarer yearn to travel again?
winter
Which season makes the seafarer feel depressed?
humble
According the “The Seafarer” (and the Bible), blessed is the _____ man.
foolish
According the “The Seafarer,” he who does not fear God is _______.
fame, honor
According the “The Seafarer,” a man should strive to earn ____ and _____, which will live on even after he dies.
Alfred the Great
founder of English prose and the first Englishman of letters who was not a churchman
Edwin
king of the Northumbrians who converted to Christianity
The Venerable Bede
the founder of English history
Caedmon
the first Anglo-Saxon poet whose name we know
Westminster Abbey
England’s most famous church
were hardy warriors; wrote of brave glorious battles, the sea, and love for home; recited or sang poems
three characteristics of Anglo-Sazon writers
Paulinus
missionary to Northumbria; 1601
Bookworm
riddle about devouring books
Honey-Mead
riddle that warns against the use of alcohol
Ecclesiastical History of the English People
book which gives us most of our information about early English history
monastery
Caedmon lived and worked here
“‘Revenging a wrong is more goodly than grieving;
Let us follow.'”
Beowulf
“We are now to praise the Maker of the heavenly kingdom, the power of the Creator and his counsel, the deeds of the Father of glory.”
Caedmon
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