English 12

elegy poem mourning the loss of someone or something
caesuras pauses for breath
kenning 2 word renaming
assonance repeated vowel sound
Alliteration repeated consonant sounds
epic long narrative poem that celebrates heroic deeds
What are the 2 types of epics? Folk and Literary
Legendary Epic Hero Larger than life character
Direct Characterization presents direct comments about characters
Indirect Characterization uses action, thoughts, dialogue and description to reveal characters
What was the subject of beginning of Seafarer? Living life at sea
what was speakers final message in the Seafarer? Faithful to God is awarded
Why did the Speaker in the Wander leave his house? His lord died
What is the theme of the Wander? Sorrow of the homeless
What does the narrator in the wander miss the most ? friends
Why does Beowulf come to see Hrothgar ? He wants to help kill Grendel
How does Beowulf defeat Grendel? His bare hands
How is Beowulf a honorable man? He refuses to use a sword to fight Grendel b/c Grendel did not have one
What did it mean when Beowulf gave Wiglaf his necklace? Making Wiglaf ruler of geatland
Why does Beowulf want a tower built after him? remember his life and deeds
What is the theme of Beowulf? Good always trumps over evil
What is causer primary theme of the Prologue? Human Nature
Where are the pilgrims going? Canterbury
What is the purpose of the tales the pilgrims are going to tell? to win the contest(free fest)

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