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long narrative poem that celebrates a hero's deeds

epic

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most epics date back to

preliterate dates

3

most epics are based in

historical facts

4

poets known as

scops or bards

5

adjectives that point out special traits of particular persons or things--example

stock epithets
swift-footed-achilles

6

poetic synonyms found in Germanic poems. such as the ones found in Beowulf
descriptive phrase or compound word that substitutes for a noun.
example

keenings
The almighty's enemy
sin-stained demon
used in place of Grendel's name

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the hero is generally a

male

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hero is of ______ birth or ______ position. is often of great ___________ or ________ importance

noble
high
historical
legendary

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the hero's __________ reflect important ideals of his society.

character traits

10

the hero performs courageous sometimes superhuman _____- that reflect the values of the era

deeds

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the _______ of the hero often determine the fate of a nation or group of people

actions

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the ______ is vast in scope

setting

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the poet uses ______ diction and ______ tone

formal
serious

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major characters deliver

long, formal speeches

15

the plot is complicated with

supernatural beings or events that involve and long and dangerous journey through foreign lands

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the poem reflects _________ such as courage and honor

timeless values

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the poem treats ___________ such as life and death

universal themes

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example of modern epic

star wars

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beowulf took place among what two tribes

danes and geats

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beowulf is a ____ warrior who crosses the sea to aid the _____ and later returns to _____ to succeed his uncle _____ as ________

geat
danes
Sweden
uncle Hygelac
king of the geats

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hygelac led a military raid around the year

525

22

beowulf dates from

between the 8th and 10th centuries

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language of beowulf

old english

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each line of old english poetry is divided into two parts by a pause called a

caesura

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