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compound metaphorical noun

keening

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compound metaphorical adjective

stock epithet

3

example of a keening

whale's way- sea

4

example of a epithet

sin-stained demon

5

gap in the lines

caesaura

6

caesaura is the same as an

enjambment

7

thane is a

warrior

8

mead hall that Hrothgar built

herot

9

when did a monk record beowulf

740

10

the monk ______ and transcribed it

heard the song

11

first words of beowulf

Hear me!

12

hear me establishes _____

tradition

13

theme of beowulf

transitoriness - brevity of life

14

consolation for brevity of life

glory, fame

15

danish king

shild

16

three things that affect your life

Faith
God
man himself

17

"Grace of God" is an example of

monk influence

18

who is a generous king

hrothgar

19

who burned herot

hrothgar's son in law

20

who is beowulf's uncle

Hygelac

21

relationship between soldier and king

commitatus

22

singers in mead hall

scops

23

descendant of Cain

Grendel

24

funeral song or cry to mourn the dead

lament

25

how long did Grendel ravage

12 winters

26

The story begins in

Denmark

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the song is sung ____ to reach ____-

overseas
beowulf

28

shadow of death is who

grendel

29

who believed in omens

pagans

30

on the journey to denmark, beowulf took with him ___ _geats

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