Presentation on theme: "Kennings Poetic synonyms found in Germanic poetry"— Presentation transcript:
1Kennings Poetic synonyms found in Germanic poetry A descriptive phrase or compound word that substitutes for a nounExamples: “The Almighty’s enemy” and “sin-stained demon” are used in place of Grendel’s name
2AlliterationThe repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of wordsUsed to emphasize particular words, images, heighten moods, or create musical effects.Also, used in oral tradition for memorization.Example:The ancient blade broke, bit intoThe monster’s skin, drew blood…
3RhythmPattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.Brings out musical quality in language, emphasis in ideas, unifies main ideas, heightens emotional response and creates mood.Old English PoetryCeasura- midline pause that separates two stressed syllables (alliteration usually is involved)Example: See pg of textbook and lines of Beowulf.
4PersonificationFigure of speech in which human qualities are given to an object, animal, or idea.Helps communicate feelings and images in a concise, concrete wayExample: death’s cold grip
5SymbolsA person, place, object, or activity that stands for something beyond itself.Examples: firedevilevilLightgoodnesslife
6Role of FATE & FAMELine 486Line 257Line 159Line 179