English 4 Mr. Baumann Anglo-Saxon Creative Writing Assignment Requirements: ___ Minimum of twenty-five quality lines ____Approximately ten syllables per line (no less than, eight no more than twelve) ____Is entertaining/creative ____Is free from errors in spelling and grammar ____Is double-spaced with a properly formatted heading ____Has an original, creative title (5 pts.) Writing options: 1.) Write a heroic boast that establishes your credentials as a hero. Who are you? Where do you come from? Why should we believe you are a hero? Mimic Beowulf’s style in introducing himself to the Danes at Herot. Remember, modesty and sensitivity were not values expected of an Anglo-Saxon hero! 2.) Describe an event worthy of inclusion in an epic. Like an Anglo-Saxon scop would, tell your audience of a memorable event or character so epic that he, she or it deserves to be preserved forever in the memory of the tribe . . . I mean class. Pattern your description after the description of Beowulf’s fight with Grendel. 3.) Show your sentimental side and write an elegiac poem that mourns for a better time, that is now lost. This can either be from your own personal experience or you could imagine yourself as an AngloSaxon and deal with a topic of their concern. 4.) Write a riddle describing something in a way that will puzzle the reader, yet still makes sense. Model your writing after the examples in the textbook or the ones I have read to the class. You must include an answer.