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Kennings

Traditional unique figures of speech

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Elegy

A lament of what was lost or someone lost

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Caesuric

Characteristics of old English poetry
... filled with pauses

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2 types of old English poetry

Heroic( Germanic pagan myth)

2. Christian

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OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE

Germanic
Kennings
Caesuric
Alliteration
Repetition
Rapid narrative style
Allegorical
Exhorative a coutionary tale
Didactic: intended to teach a story
Sapiential: wisdom writing

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Book of Exeter

.Old English
. Deor's lament
. The Wife's Lament
. The Seafearer
. The wanderer

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Venerable Bede


. "The Father of English history"
. Translated the Caedmon Hymn in his book
. "The Ecclesiastical history of the British Nation"

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CAEDMON

. Earliest English poet whose name is known
. Animal caretaker who became a monk


. CAEDMONS HYMN ( translated by Venerable Bede)

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CYNEWULF

.old English
750-825

ELENE
FATE OF THE APOSTLE
THE ASCENSION (CHRIST II)
JULIANA
DREAM OF THE ROOD

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KING ALFRED THE GREAT

"The father of English prose"

. THE ANGLO SAXON CHRONICLES
poems include

.THE BATTLE OF BRUNSANBURH
. THE BATTLE OF MALDON


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AELFRIC ( c.955-1020)

Known for sermons and biblical translations

Old English prose

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WULFSTAN (d. 1023)

A Bishop of London
53 sermons

WULF'S SERMON TO THE ENGLISH

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BEOWULF

.Old English
.The oldest surviving epic poem
.8th - 11th century
.author unknown

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Geoffrey of Mammouth

. history of the kings of England
.main character King Arthur

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MEDIEVAL ENGLISH

. 13th/14th century
.Post Norman/French conquest
.English no longer used by the Aristocracy/ French instead
. English spoken by the middle/ lower classes
. Had the addition of other foreign languages

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JOHN WYCLIFFE

THE WYCLIFFE BIBLE (1382-1385)
Medieval English

. Began the the Lollards movement that preached to people in their native.

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THE PEARL POET

Allegorical
Middle English poet
Alliterative
Dream vision

THE PEARL ( poem)
PURITY
PATIENCE
SIR GWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

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WILLIAM LANGLAND

Middle English

PIERS PLOWMAN

a dream vision quest for salvation

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Geoffrey Chaucer

.Middle English

THE BOOK OF THE DUCHESS
PARLIAMENT OF FOWLS
TROILUS AND CRESIDA
THE HOUSE OF FAME
THE LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN
THE CANTEBURY TALES

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REVIEW THE TALES

REVIEW THE TALES

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SIR THOMAS MALORY

Le Morse d' Arthur

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When April's gentle rains have pierced the drought
Of March right to the root, and bathed each sprout
Through every vein with liquid of such power
It brings forth the engendering of the flower;
When Zephyrus too with his sweet breath has blown 5

Canterbury Tales, Chaucer

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Who is the father of English history ( the ecclesiastical history of the English people)

Venerable bede

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FATES OF THE APOSTLES
JULIANA
ELENE
CHRIST II

Cynewulf

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SIR THOMAS MORE

Utopia

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Sir Phillip Sidney

The countess of pembroke's Arcadia

. The Defence of Poesy
. Astrophel and Stella ( first true sonnet)

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Sir Walter Raleigh

The nymphs Reply to the Sheperd
.The Lie
.Farewell False Love
.Song of myself

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Euphues the Anotomy of Wit

John Wily

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Pandosto The Triumph of Time

A notable Discovery of Cosenage

Robert Greene

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The first picaresque novel

Unfortunate Traveler ( Thomas Nashe)