ENGLISH 22 Review - Title The Dream of the Rood The Nuns Priests Tale The Anniversaries The Summary The dreamer has a vision of the cross being raised

ENGLISH 22 Review - Title The Dream of the Rood The Nuns...

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TitleSummaryCharactersGenreThe Dream ofthe RoodThe dreamer has a vision of the cross being raised up, covered in gold and jewels, yet he notices a stain of blood on its side.The rood speaks, recounting its experience as an instrument in the crucifixion of Christ.The cross recalls how it was cut down in the forest and taken by its enemies to support its criminals. It experiences emotions as it realizes it will be the tree on which Christ will be crucified. The rood and Christ are considered one in the crucifixion. Both are pierced with nails, mocked and tortured, and killed and buried. The cross, like Christ, is resurrected and adorned with gold and silver.The cross will be honored above all other trees because of its suffering and obedience. The cross tells the dreamer to tell others what he has seen and heard.DreamerRoodCrossTransitional text – intended to transition pagans into Chritians.The Nun’s Priest’s TaleA poor elderly widow lives simple life in a cottage on a farm. She owns a rooster named Chaunticleer and he is the master of all roosters. He has many hen wives, but his one true love is a hen named Pertelote.One night, Chaunticleer has a nightmare about a beast that threatens to kill him. Pertelote comforts him even though she believes that the dream is unimportant. Chaunticleer explains that dreams are important.One night a fox comes into the yard. The fox tells Chaunticleer that he is a beautiful singer (flattery). While basking in the compliment, the fox grabs Chaunticleer and starts to take him away.On his way out, the fox can’t help but boast, which releases Chaunticleer.Moral: never trust a flatterer.ChaunticleerPerteloteFoxanthropomorphicThe AnniversariesThe hymns will work on future wives as they have worked before. They may change, but they will always work.The world may get bad, but the hymns will remind the couple of the wonderful world they live in. they have the power to make the world better.The Cook ham is where Lanyer found herself as a poet and it’s where she called home. Lanyer ( the Pastoral;
Description of Cooke HamLanyer praises the beauty of Cooke ham. She described the landscape in great detail so that the reader can feel as if they’re there. Even though Lanyer has left Cooke Ham, it will always be a big part of her life and she will forever be grateful for it as a place.author)country-home poem.To PenshurstAddressed to Penshurts, an estatePenshurst estate is admired because it is a humble abode and it blends in to its environment.Idealizes country lifeDescribes in detail the countryside around Penshurst; it’s like a Utopia.Second half of the poem focuses on the social constructs of PenshurstEverybody is welcomed and everyone is treated equally, unlike in most city homes.

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