Flashcards in Part 3 Deck (20)
one of the eleven warriors with whom Beowulf chooses to fight the dragon - and the only one who stays loyal and courageous
rich and extravagant
a large metal or pottery vessel for serving wine or mead
a pile of wood or other material on which a corpse is burned as part of a funeral ceremony
an extensive fire
moved in a slow, shuffling, awkward manner
the highest point or peak
How long did Beowulf rule in Geatland?
Describe the dragon's dwelling place.
a burial mound fortified with ramparts
"Breathing out ruin, snorting hurricane" is an example of:
What does Beowulf ask to be brought to him to feast his eyes upon before he dies?
a banquet of jewels
"Shame upon you!
Do your coward hearts knock at your ribs so loud
You cannot hear me?"
Who has coward hearts?
"All in its path, he bore down on the pygmy king."
This line contains an example of:
"Together they quenched the fire, together beat out his loathsome life."
"Fierce love for his Lord
Flashed into rage, his words lashed like a whip:
'Fine requital, this, for his gifts in the mead hall!
To think he called you brave, the flower of warriors!
That you swore to protect him - what mockery
This passage reveals the important Anglo-Saxon cultural principal of:
What set the dragon off on a fiery rampage?
A stranger stole a couple things.