Lesson 1_ Unit Introduction.pptx - Lesson 1 Unit Introduction Unit 1 The Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066 Introduction During the Anglo-Saxon period warriors

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Lesson 1: Unit Introduction Unit 1: The Anglo-Saxon Period: 449-1066
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Introduction During the Anglo-Saxon period, warriors were celebrated as heroes. People lived in small villages. The most common religion was paganism, but Christianity was spreading quickly after the Roman invasion. Essential Questions How was life different in the Anglo-Saxon period? What qualities were valued by Anglo-Saxon period? What are the themes and values expressed in Anglo- Saxon literature?
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Objectives Preview the structures of the English 12 course Read, analyze, and interpret selections from the Anglo-Saxon period Compare and contrast elements of the Anglo-Saxon literature Analyze a descriptive writing model Review the eight parts of speech Key Words epic nouns oral tradition Pronouns suffixes
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Epic Poem Long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero Folk Epics Literary Epics Folk epics are tales of ancient heroes, passed on through centuries of storytelling. In societies where most people could neither read nor write, storytellers recited these tales aload. They would tell the tales through song or verse. to make it easier to remember. So the tales were passed done orally from one storyteller through the generations until they were eventually written down. Literary epics were written by individual authors. These authors used the same style and literary elements that were used in folk epics. Epic poems focus on a central character, also known as the epic hero . Usually descended from the nobility, or even from the gods, the hero possess exceptional strength, bravery, virtue, and skill in battle. He uses these qualities to defeat and fearsome evil enemy. The epic poem presents the hero’s hectic acts, providing many impressive examples of his honor, strength, and bravery. These heroic acts make for an exciting, action-packed adventure. Often the hero is aided on his quest by a god or another supernatural force the influences events in the hero’s favor. The epic poem may refer to important events from a culture’s history or mythology.
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The beginning of an epic poem briefly introduces the poem’s subject or purpose. Next, the poet asks
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