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The Anglo-Saxons may have had a runic alphabet known as the:
Who established the first standard language in England?
What family of languages was brought to England by the Anglo-Saxons?
West Germanic family
What language did the monks use to understand the English language?
Who began establishing standard spelling in English through the publication of the Bible?
Why must Beowulf battle Grendel with his bare hands?
Grendel had magically made all weapons useless against him.
How does Beowulf die?
Unaided by most of the warriors, Beowulf is killed as he and Wiglaf fight the dragon.
In Beowulf’s fight to the death with Grendel’s mother, the piece of his own equipment that saves his life is…
Why does Beowulf slay Grendel?
To save Hrothgar and the Danes from the monster.
What last thought does Beowulf express as he is dying?
A desire for respect and pride in his ability to protect his people.
Who is Gilgamesh?
A legendary Sumerian king and superhuman hero.
Who is Enkidu to Gilgamesh?
The Epic of Gilgamesh comes from the ancient area known as ___.
Gilgamesh is king of ___.
Who is the counterpart to Noah in the Epic of Gilgamesh?
Who is credited with writing the Iliad and the Odyssey?
What body of water separates the Greek peninsula from Asia Minor?
Hector asked Achilles to _____ if he died.
Return his body to his parents.
Who killed Achilles?
Achilles re-joined the war after:
Patroclus was killed and Hector wore Achilles’ armor.
What are the only two poems attributed to the Anglo-Saxons?
Caedmon’s Hymn and Dream of the Rood
What is the oldest piece of literature written in English?
What is the oldest piece of literature, period?
Epic of Gilgamesh
What is the most important event in Beowulf’s career as leader of the Geats?
Attack on the dragon.
Who is the ferryman who helps Gilgamesh?
THIS IS With Host... Your Beowulf Part I Beowulf Part II Seafarer & Beowulf Misc. Anglo- Saxon History Jones Misc Australian Animals.
Jeopardy. Beowulf Literary Terms GilgameshThe Illiad British Odds& Ends
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Unknown Poet. Germanic traditional epic Specifically Anglo-Saxon Warring culture 3,000 line epic poem First literary composition in the English Language.
INTRODUCTION to EPIC POETRY. What is Epic Poetry? Long narrative poem Written in an elevated style Celebrates the deed of a legendary hero or god.
Beowulf. What is an epic? Songlike poem that explores the speaker’s feelings 2. Brief story that teaches a moral about life 3. Story that focuses.
Composed in Old English Alliterative measure Oral epic handed down › Archetypal tales of monsters, god-fashioned weapons, descents to the underworld,
The term Anglo-Saxon refers to the Germanic tribes that primarily controlled Great Brittan during the 5 th century C.E. up until 1066 C.E. Anglo-Saxons.
And Old English The devolpment of Old English Beowulf’s summary Beowulf’s historical and cultural context Epic Eye on…
The English Epic that’s NOT English. Anglo-Saxon heroic epic poem 3182 lines (compare this to The Odyssey, which has 12,110 lines) Alliterative.
JEOPARDY SLIDES It wouldn’t let me upload the game in its original format, but he’s the questions and answers we used in our class jeopardy.
Beowulf By: Jacob Embry.
CP English IV Beowulf is an Epic Poem that was written between the 8 th and 11th century by an unknown Anglo-Saxon. Set in Scandinavia, but was written.
Conventions of Epic Poetry An epic poem has… a hero who embodies national, cultural, or religious ideals a hero upon whose actions depends the fate of.
The Epic of Gilgamesh. What’s an Epic? Epic : a long narrative poem about a larger-than-life hero who is engaged in a dangerous journey (quest) that is.
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