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Wright B 1 Brandon Wright Mark Riggs, instructor English IV 4B BEOWULF Reading Guide First Set 2 October 2020 Vocabulary 1. affliction - a force that oppresses or causes suffering 2. assurance – a guarantee or pledge 3. collapse - to break down or fall apart suddenly and cease to function 4. conceive - to understand or form in the mind; to devise 5. devote - give one's energy or attention to something or someone 6. infamous – having a very bad reputation 7. loathsome – disgusting 8. pilgrimage - a journey to a historical or religious site 9. purge – to cleanse or rid of something undesirable 10. taut - tense or tightly flexed 11. vision - ability to see; insight Literary Terms - Write the definition and an example for each. 1. Alliteration - the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words, which helps unify the lines. Ex.) So mankind’s enemy continued his crimes 2. Rhythm - Rhythm is the pattern of stressed and unstressed beats. Rhythm is most commonly found in poetry, though it is also present in some works of drama and prose.
Wright B 2 3. Caesura - a pause dividing each line, with each part having two accented syllables to help maintain the rhythm of the lines. Ex.) He took what he wanted, // all the treasures 4. Kennings - metaphorical compound word or phrase substituted for a noun or name, which enhances meaning— for example , “mankind’s enemy” used in place of “Grendel” 5. Mood - mood is the feeling created in the reader. Ex.)

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