Beowulf_Assignments_for_SL_summer - British Literature Honors\/SL IB Over the summer please get a copy of Seamus Heaney\u2019s translation of Beowulf

Beowulf_Assignments_for_SL_summer - British Literature...

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British Literature Honors/SL IB Over the summer, please get a copy of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf either in paperback or on your iPad’s. While Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf from Old English into modern English is the most recent, the epic poem was written down from oral tradition by anonymous Christian priests between the 8 th and 11 th centuries. These priests wanted to Christianize the pagan Anglo-Saxons. In addition to reading the school summer reading selection, Seedfolks , please read Beowulf and complete the following assignment. Assignment: As you read, please focus and respond to the questions below (You may write on this). This study guide will be the foundation for an assessment based on the literary work, Beowulf . Study Guides will be due Tues, Sept 5 th (B) or Wed, Sept 6 th (A) depending when our class meets. Define the following terms: Alliteration: Thane: Scop: Kenning: Epic poem: Epic hero: Part One Read pp. ix-xi of the Introduction.

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