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49 terms
Beowulf
epic
didactic
genre
lay
a long, stylized poem celebrating the deeds of a national hero
intended to instruct
A category or type of literature characterized by a particula…
a narrative song
epic
a long, stylized poem celebrating the deeds of a national hero
didactic
intended to instruct
11 terms
Beowulf
affliction
gorge
hoary
lair
a cause of great suffering and distress
to eat greedily
grey or white with age
den of a wild animal
affliction
a cause of great suffering and distress
gorge
to eat greedily
24 terms
Beowulf
Herot
Parties!
Ancient Beginnings
30
What project does Hrothgar order undertaken to ensure his fam…
What typical activities do the people engage in at this place…
What does the bard sing about inside the hall early in the na…
How many warriors does Grendel eat on the first night he atta…
Herot
What project does Hrothgar order undertaken to ensure his fam…
Parties!
What typical activities do the people engage in at this place…
17 terms
Beowulf
Hrothgar
Herot
Beowulf
Grendel
King of the Danes
Hrothgar's Great Hall
Epic hero
Spawn of Cain
Hrothgar
King of the Danes
Herot
Hrothgar's Great Hall
24 terms
Beowulf
Epic
In media res
Hero's journey
Kenning
Long narrative; Commonly a hero's journey and adventures; His…
in the middle of things
Usually three main portions: the departure, the initiation, a…
a special type of compounding, metaphoric in their meaning
Epic
Long narrative; Commonly a hero's journey and adventures; His…
In media res
in the middle of things
32 terms
Beowulf
mead hall
fiend
brood
mail shirt
noun - a gathering place, community center
noun - and evil being
noun - offspring
noun - armor linked together with metal rings
mead hall
noun - a gathering place, community center
fiend
noun - and evil being
32 terms
Beowulf
Caesura
kennings
fervent
admonish
pause in anglo-saxon poetry, used for dramatic purpose
two metaphorical names for familiar things
having great feeling
advice; caution
Caesura
pause in anglo-saxon poetry, used for dramatic purpose
kennings
two metaphorical names for familiar things
18 terms
Beowulf
Hrothgar
Herot
Beowulf
Grendel
King of the Danes
Hrothgar's Great Hall
Epic hero
Spawn of Cain
Hrothgar
King of the Danes
Herot
Hrothgar's Great Hall
28 terms
Beowulf
Allusion
Symbolism
Irony
Metaphor
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
A person, place, thing or event that stands both for itself a…
A contrast or discrepancy between what is stated and what is…
A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to…
Allusion
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Symbolism
A person, place, thing or event that stands both for itself a…
Beowulf
Kenning
Mortality
The Supernatural
Allusion
A stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple mount to…
Passages of death, etc.
Special powers that are beyond human. Eg. Beowulf being able…
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Kenning
A stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple mount to…
Mortality
Passages of death, etc.
39 terms
Beowulf
Kenning
Heroic Code
Religion
Fatalism
A stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple mount to…
Examples of loyalty, bravery, generosity, friendship, etc.
Whenever god is addressed
When they discuss fate and what is meant to be
Kenning
A stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple mount to…
Heroic Code
Examples of loyalty, bravery, generosity, friendship, etc.
11 terms
Beowulf
affliction
gorge
hoary
lair
a cause of great suffering and distress
to eat greedily
grey or white with age
den of a wild animal
affliction
a cause of great suffering and distress
gorge
to eat greedily
Beowulf
Hrothgar
Herot
Beowulf
Grendel
King of the Danes
Hrothgar's Great Hall
Epic hero
Spawn of Cain
Hrothgar
King of the Danes
Herot
Hrothgar's Great Hall
26 terms
Beowulf
Anglo-Saxon
mead
lineage
loathsome
a member of one of the Germanic people in the 5th century tha…
an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water
direct descent from an ancestor
causing hatred or disgust; repulsive
Anglo-Saxon
a member of one of the Germanic people in the 5th century tha…
mead
an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water
18 terms
Beowulf
Hrothgar
Herot
Beowulf
Grendel
King of the Danes
Hrothgar's Great Hall
Epic hero
Spawn of Cain
Hrothgar
King of the Danes
Herot
Hrothgar's Great Hall
19 terms
Beowulf
secret
windy
cliffs
pour
confidential
with a lot of wind
edges of a rock
to flow or cause to flow
secret
confidential
windy
with a lot of wind
24 terms
Beowulf
Herot
Parties!
Ancient Beginnings
30
What project does Hrothgar order undertaken to ensure his fam…
What typical activities do the people engage in at this place…
What does the bard sing about inside the hall early in the na…
How many warriors does Grendel eat on the first night he atta…
Herot
What project does Hrothgar order undertaken to ensure his fam…
Parties!
What typical activities do the people engage in at this place…
15 terms
Beowulf
Parties!
30
12 years
Hrothgar's Throne
What typical activities do the people engage in at this place…
How many warriors does Grendel eat on the first night he atta…
How long does Grendel haunt Herot until Beowulf comes to help…
What is the one thing in the mead-hall Grendel is unable to t…
Parties!
What typical activities do the people engage in at this place…
30
How many warriors does Grendel eat on the first night he atta…
269 terms
Beowulf
Shield Sheafson
Beow
Hrothgar
Halfdane
legendary Danish king who Hrothgar descended from ; values he…
Son of Shield ; "Gift from God" ; admired ; much needed leader
King of the Danes
Father of Hrothgar, Heorogar, and Halga ; has unknown daughte…
Shield Sheafson
legendary Danish king who Hrothgar descended from ; values he…
Beow
Son of Shield ; "Gift from God" ; admired ; much needed leader
11 terms
Beowulf
affliction
gorge
hoary
lair
a cause of great suffering and distress
to eat greedily
grey or white with age
den of a wild animal
affliction
a cause of great suffering and distress
gorge
to eat greedily
19 terms
Beowulf
Caesura
kennings
mail
boast
pause in anglo-saxon poetry, used for dramatic purpose
two metaphorical names for familiar things
armor made of connected metal rings, or loops of chain
speak with excessive pride; brag
Caesura
pause in anglo-saxon poetry, used for dramatic purpose
kennings
two metaphorical names for familiar things
14 terms
Beowulf
Epic
Hero's journey
Kenning
Alliteration
Long narrative; Commonly a hero's journey and adventures; His…
Usually three main portions: the departure, the initiation, a…
a special type of compounding, metaphoric in their meaning
Repetition of stressed sounds, particularly, stresses on cons…
Epic
Long narrative; Commonly a hero's journey and adventures; His…
Hero's journey
Usually three main portions: the departure, the initiation, a…
16 terms
Beowulf
mail
fleeing
boast
inherited
armor made of connected metal rings
running away
speak with excessive pride, brag
received property from a person by will
mail
armor made of connected metal rings
fleeing
running away
22 terms
Beowulf
Author
Allusion in Beowulf
Alliteration in Beowulf
Epic poetry
unknown author from England
Biblical (Cain), Germanic oral tradition, Norse myth and lege…
There are lots of examples! One is "Scyld's strong son."
A long narrative poem written in elevated style which celebra…
Author
unknown author from England
Allusion in Beowulf
Biblical (Cain), Germanic oral tradition, Norse myth and lege…
22 terms
Beowulf
Epic poem
Hero's journey
Kenning
Epithet
Long narrative poem; Commonly a hero's journey and adventures…
Usually three main portions: the departure, the initiation, a…
a special type of compounding, metaphoric in their meaning
an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality chara…
Epic poem
Long narrative poem; Commonly a hero's journey and adventures…
Hero's journey
Usually three main portions: the departure, the initiation, a…
274 terms
Beowulf
Shield Sheafson
Beow
Hrothgar
Halfdane
legendary Danish king who Hrothgar descended from ; values he…
Son of Shield ; "Gift from God" ; admired ; much needed leader
King of the Danes
Father of Hrothgar, Heorogar, and Halga ; has unknown daughte…
Shield Sheafson
legendary Danish king who Hrothgar descended from ; values he…
Beow
Son of Shield ; "Gift from God" ; admired ; much needed leader
49 terms
Beowulf
epic
didactic
genre
lay
a long, stylized poem celebrating the deeds of a national hero
intended to instruct
A category or type of literature characterized by a particula…
a narrative song
epic
a long, stylized poem celebrating the deeds of a national hero
didactic
intended to instruct
73 terms
Beowulf
Beowulf
King Hrothgar
Grendel
Grendel's mother
The protagonist of the epic; a Geatish hero who fights the mo…
The king of the Danes; enjoys military success and prosperity…
A demon descended from Cain, he preys on Hrothgar's warriors…
An unnamed swamp-hag, she seems to possess fewer human qualit…
Beowulf
The protagonist of the epic; a Geatish hero who fights the mo…
King Hrothgar
The king of the Danes; enjoys military success and prosperity…
64 terms
Beowulf *
Alliteration
Allusion
Caesura
Wergild
The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to…
An indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place…
A pause or break within a line of poetry, usually indicated b…
Practice of making reparation for a life; "manprice"
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to…
Allusion
An indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place…
23 terms
Beowulf
moors
spawn
lair
mead
wild grasslands
offspring
wild animal dwelling
an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water
moors
wild grasslands
spawn
offspring
38 terms
Beowulf
Special weapon
Supernatural help
Geat
Dane
Only the hero can access or wield the weapon
The hero often has spiritual guidance from an external force
Beowulf's nationality
Grendel's victims
Special weapon
Only the hero can access or wield the weapon
Supernatural help
The hero often has spiritual guidance from an external force
28 terms
Beowulf
Beowulf
King Hrothgar
Heorot
Grendel
protagonist war-hero who is loved by his subjects and conside…
The king of Danes, he has no problems ruling until Grendel ca…
Hrothgar's mead hall
a demon descended from Cain who wreaks havoc on Hrothgar's ki…
Beowulf
protagonist war-hero who is loved by his subjects and conside…
King Hrothgar
The king of Danes, he has no problems ruling until Grendel ca…
34 terms
Beowulf
Epic
Scop
Old English
Wyrd
long narrative poem recounting heroic deeds
Anglo-Saxon oral poet
the language of the Anglo-Saxons; (heavy Germanic influence)
Anglo-Saxon god of fate/ personal destiny
Epic
long narrative poem recounting heroic deeds
Scop
Anglo-Saxon oral poet
20 terms
beowulf
Arbiter
illustrious
nefarious
unremittent
a person who settles a dispute... synonym fixer
well known respected for past achievements... synonym infamous
wicked or criminal... synonym criminal
never relaxing or slacking, endless, perpetual... synonym const…
Arbiter
a person who settles a dispute... synonym fixer
illustrious
well known respected for past achievements... synonym infamous
30 terms
Beowulf
Alliteration
Allusion
Caesura
Epic
The repetition of consonant sounds -- a common feature of A…
An indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place…
A pause or break within a line of poetry
A long narrative poem that tells about the great deeds of a…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds -- a common feature of A…
Allusion
An indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place…
22 terms
Beowulf
Author
Allusion in Beowulf
Alliteration in Beowulf
Epic poetry
unknown author from England
Biblical (Cain), Germanic oral tradition, Norse myth and lege…
There are lots of examples! One is "Scyld's strong son."
A long narrative poem written in elevated style which celebra…
Author
unknown author from England
Allusion in Beowulf
Biblical (Cain), Germanic oral tradition, Norse myth and lege…
34 terms
Beowulf
scop
moored
gables
wergild
a storyteller of the Anglo-Saxon era
fixed in place; anchored
decorative triangular-shaped roofing structures
compensatory payment for death or injury paid to the family
scop
a storyteller of the Anglo-Saxon era
moored
fixed in place; anchored
77 terms
Beowulf
It was the place where kings and noble…
A long narrative poem on a serious sub…
The repetition of consonant sounds at…
A literary device in which a noun is r…
What is a mead-hall?
What is an epic poem?
What is alliteration? Give an example:
What is a kenning?
It was the place where kings and noble…
What is a mead-hall?
A long narrative poem on a serious sub…
What is an epic poem?
8 terms
Beowulf
What is a caesura?
What country is Beowulf from?
Who challenges Beowulf?
What is the name of the king?
It is a break in a line. It can be a comma, semi-colon, or co…
Geatland
Unferth
Hrothgar
What is a caesura?
It is a break in a line. It can be a comma, semi-colon, or co…
What country is Beowulf from?
Geatland
10 terms
Beowulf
laments
solace
reparation
loathsome
cries of grief
something that consoles or gives comfort
payment to compensate for wrongdoing
disgusting
laments
cries of grief
solace
something that consoles or gives comfort
76 terms
Beowulf *
It was the place where kings and noble…
A long narrative poem on a serious sub…
The repetition of consonant sounds at…
A literary device in which a noun is r…
What did the mead-hall represent to the Anglo-Saxon warrior?
What is an epic poem? Give an example:
What is alliteration? Give an example:
What is a kenning? Give an example:
It was the place where kings and noble…
What did the mead-hall represent to the Anglo-Saxon warrior?
A long narrative poem on a serious sub…
What is an epic poem? Give an example:
77 terms
Beowulf
It was the place where kings and noble…
A long narrative poem on a serious sub…
The repetition of consonant sounds at…
A literary device in which a noun is r…
What did the mead-hall represent to the Anglo-Saxon warrior?
What is an epic poem? Give an example:
What is alliteration? Give an example:
What is a kenning? Give an example:
It was the place where kings and noble…
What did the mead-hall represent to the Anglo-Saxon warrior?
A long narrative poem on a serious sub…
What is an epic poem? Give an example:
17 terms
Beowulf
Grendel
Herot
Grendel's mother
Welthow
man eating and killing beast that attacks at night.. he lives…
Golden guest hall built by
Lives at the bottom of the lake.
Queen to Hrothgar and mother to his sons
Grendel
man eating and killing beast that attacks at night.. he lives…
Herot
Golden guest hall built by
17 terms
Beowulf
Kenning
Mortality
The Supernatural
Allusion
A stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple mount to…
Passages of death, etc.
Special powers that are beyond human. Eg. Beowulf being able…
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Kenning
A stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple mount to…
Mortality
Passages of death, etc.
39 terms
Beowulf
Kenning
Heroic Code
Religion
Fatalism
A stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple mount to…
Examples of loyalty, bravery, generosity, friendship, etc.
Whenever god is addressed
When they discuss fate and what is meant to be
Kenning
A stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple mount to…
Heroic Code
Examples of loyalty, bravery, generosity, friendship, etc.
12 terms
Beowulf
epic
kenning
monger
canny
(n) a long narrative poem, sometimes developed orally, that c…
(n) strongly associated with Anglo-Saxon poetry, a compound w…
(n) someone who is involved in something in a petty, contempt…
(adj) astute, shrewd, knowing, particularly in matters of mon…
epic
(n) a long narrative poem, sometimes developed orally, that c…
kenning
(n) strongly associated with Anglo-Saxon poetry, a compound w…
30 terms
Beowulf
1. What project does Hrothgar order un…
2. What typical activities do the peop…
3. What does the bard sing about insid…
5. How many warriors does Grendel eat…
Herot the Mead Hall
Parties
Ancient Beginnings
30
1. What project does Hrothgar order un…
Herot the Mead Hall
2. What typical activities do the peop…
Parties
28 terms
Beowulf
Beowulf
King Hrothgar
Heorot
Grendel
protagonist war-hero who is loved by his subjects and conside…
The king of Danes, he has no problems ruling until Grendel ca…
Hrothgar's mead hall
a demon descended from Cain who wreaks havoc on Hrothgar's ki…
Beowulf
protagonist war-hero who is loved by his subjects and conside…
King Hrothgar
The king of Danes, he has no problems ruling until Grendel ca…
34 terms
Beowulf
How does Hrothgar know of Beowulf?
Where does Grendel come from?
How many men can Grendel scoop up in o…
When does Grendel attack Herot hall?
Hrothgar was friends with Beowulf's father
He is spawned from slime.... He is descendant of Cain.... He is fro…
30
Late at night
How does Hrothgar know of Beowulf?
Hrothgar was friends with Beowulf's father
Where does Grendel come from?
He is spawned from slime.... He is descendant of Cain.... He is fro…
56 terms
Beowulf
Unusual birth
Leaves family
Traumatic event
Special weapon
Often born in danger or into royalty
Raised away from family or separated from home
The hero's life is changed forever
Only the hero can access or wield the weapon
Unusual birth
Often born in danger or into royalty
Leaves family
Raised away from family or separated from home
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