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Gomez 1Josiah GomezMrs. BellEnglish 12 CP-730 August 2019Micahel Wood-In search of beowulfLiterary devices1.1.Epic- A long narrative poem that traces the adventures of a great hero, has the power to transport you to another time and place2.The hero- is a legendary figure who performs deeds requiringincredible courage and strength. The hero embodies character traits that reflect lofty ideals. The poet uses formal diction and a serious tone. The poem reflects timeless values and universal themes.Alliteration- or the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words, which helps unify the lines.Caesura- or a pause dividing each line, with each part having two accented syllables to help maintain the rhythm of the lineskenning-, a metaphorical compound word or phrase substituted for a noun or name, which enhances meaning—for example, “mankind’s enemy” used in place of “Grendel”SHORT ANSWER STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS – Beowulf
Gomez 2Michael Wood - In search of BeowulfPlot:Beowulf, hero who confronts dragon in its lair, 5th century is the 400s, english comes from germanic, takes place in Denmark, swedenCharacters: anglo saxons, grendel/Monster attacked the people, (The answer can be found in the chapter number in parenthesis)Introduction1. Why does the editor refer to the Beowulf epic as “essentially an aristocratic poem”? (I)
2. What were the basic virtues prized by Anglo-Saxon society? (I)
3. Account for the sharp descriptions of the scenes in Beowulf
4. How is Beowulf drawn from both the pagan and the Christian traditions? (I)
Prologue - Chapter 131. Why does Hrothgar decide to build a mighty hall? What does he call it? Describe this hall. (1)
2. Describe what transpires in the mead hall to evoke the anger of the monster. (1)

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