Characteristics of Anglo Saxon Poetry -

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Characteristics of
Anglo Saxon Poetry
Alliteration – Meter - Caesura
ANGLO-SAXON POETRY - CHARACTERISTCS:
______________ – THE REPETITION OF INITIAL SOUNDS
OF WORDS IN A LINE OF POETRY
(Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers)
(True is the tale I tell of my travels)
(In the darkness dwelt a demon sprite)
_______________ - FOUR HEAVY BEATS PER LINE.
NUMBER SYLLABLE VARIES.
*______________
THE SLIGHT PAUSE BETWEEN BEATS 2 & 3
(A uniquely trivial literary term)
ANGLO-SAXON POETRY - CHARACTERISTCS:
ALLITERATION – THE REPETITION OF INITIAL SOUNDS
OF WORDS IN A LINE OF POETRY
(Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers)
(True is the tale I tell of my travels)
(In the darkness dwelt a demon sprite)
METER - FOUR HEAVY BEATS PER LINE.
NUMBER SYLLABLE VARIES.
*CAESURA – THE SLIGHT PAUSE BETWEEN BEATS 2 & 3
(A uniquely trivial literary term)
Anglo Saxon Poetry
Famous Works
Know these – the Big Four
ANGLO-SAXON WORKS:
_____________– Oldest Poem to have been found in England
_____________ – Epic Masterpiece of the Anglo-Saxons.
Beowulf is a great warrior Hero.
_____________- Early Church History of England
Composed by the Monk, The Venerable Bede.
_____________– Early Secular History.
Compiled by order of King Alfred the Great.
Continued for centuries with annual updates.
ANGLO-SAXON WORKS:
THE SEAFARER – Oldest Poem to have been found in England
BEOWULF –
Epic Masterpiece of the Anglo-Saxons.
Beowulf is a great warrior Hero.
ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY - Early Church History of England
Composed by the Monk, The Venerable Bede.
ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLES – Early Secular History.
Compiled by order of King Alfred the Great.
Continued for centuries with annual updates.
Try These – Match up the Cultures
to the Dates their coming to Britain
• _____ 2000 BC
V = VIKINGS
• _____
N = NORMAN FRENCH
44 AD
• _____ 449 AD
AS = ANGLO-SAXONS
• _____ 787 AD
R = ROMANS
• _____ 1066 AD
C = CELTS
Try These – Match up the Cultures
to the Dates their coming to Britain
• _____ 2000 BC
CELTS FROM EUROPE TO BRITAN
• _____
44 AD
ROMAN OCCUPATION /400 YEARS
• _____ 449 AD
ANGLES, SAXONS, & JUTES COME
• _____ 787 AD
VIKING INTERRUPTION/ DANELAW
• _____ 1066 AD
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR AND HIS
NORMAN FRENCH BUDDIES
END OF THE ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD:
After the death of _________ a battle
takes place for the throne of England.
In the year _____AD near the town of
__________, Saxon forces led by
_________ are defeated by Norman
French forces led by _______ the _____.
William
the
Conqueror
ushers in
the Middle
Ages
From one
doctor to
another,
Outstanding
Review,
Dr. U.
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