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449 A.D.

Anglo-Saxon period started in....

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1066 A.D.

Anglo-Saxon period ended in...

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Norman Conquest

Why did the Anglo-Saxon period end? (event name)

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William the conqueror

In this event, a Norman nobleman named ____________ fought the Anglo-Saxons

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Battle of Hastings

a Norman nobleman named William the conqueror fought the Anglo-Saxons at the _______

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The Bayeux Tapestry.

The Norman Conquest ended the period and is depicted in a famous tapestry called ______

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the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes.

What were the three major tribes?

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Old English

What language did the Anglo-Saxons speak

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french

Old English shifted to Middle English when the invaders brought their _____ language and added to the vocabulary and grammar.

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poetry and prose

two types of writing that come to us from the A-S:

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epics, elegys, riddles

what are the three different types of poetry

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venerable bede

Prose consist of writings from ____

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Unknown

Who wrote Beowulf

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scope

Originally, this poetry was typically sung in the mead halls by the _____, an Anglo-Saxon poet

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grendel

the first monster Beowulf defeats is _____

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grendel's arm

what does beowulf hang from the rafters of the mead hall

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she wants revenge, and killed the kings best friend

why does grendel's mother appear

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sea hag, water witch, lady monster, she-wolf

names given to grendels mother

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50

After how many years does Beowulf fight another monster

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dragon

the third monster is a.....

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Wiglaf

This time, our hero faces the monster with another warrior, named

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a fatal wound

Unlike his performance in the other battles, our hero this time receives....

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tower

As a sign of their admiration for Beowulf, his tribe erects a _____ in his memory.

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Gaet/sweden

What is Beowulf's nationality

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Denmark

Where does most of Beowulf take place?

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Seafarer

The example of the second type of poem studied in class is titled _____.

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Unknown

Who wrote Seafarer

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Pagan and Christianity

Both Beowulf and The Seafarer contain elements of what two different belief systems

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kennings

Anglo-Saxon poetry contains common characteristics, including metaphors called

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alliteration

the repetition of initial consonant sounds

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rhyme

Unlike poetry of today, A-S poetry does not ____

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fine craftsmanship

Despite the fact that they appeared to be barbaric peoples, they clearly had an appreciation for __________ and produced beautiful and entertaining works of literature that, with the coming of Christianity, could be adapted to teach moral lessons

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transience

"fading quickly" of human life

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elegy

a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

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epic

a long, often book-length, narrative in verse form that retells the heroic journey of a single person or a group of persons.

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lament

express grief verbally

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narrative

to tell a story

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lyric

a formal type of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person

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Fate

Example of a pagan element

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Rue

to feel regret

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Parricide

someone who kills his or her parent

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Hubris

overbearing pride or presumption

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Suppliant

a person making a humble plea to someone in power or authority.

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Catharsis

purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

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Succor

help in a difficult situation

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Opulent

wealthy or rich

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Oracle

a prophecy revealed

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Raiment

article of clothing

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Seer

an observer who perceives visually

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