Settled on Britain between 800 and 600 BC. Farmers and hunters. Lived in clans. Druids were priests.
Conquered Britain beginning in 55 BC. Much more sophisticated. Road system, military forces, laws, common language. Left AD in 47 to defend Roman.
Invaded from Germany. Fisherman, Farmers. Became Christians during the 7th century. Ruled until Norman Conquest.
Professional parrots and performers relied on rhythm and alliteration, served as entertainment and historians.
First English poet.
History of the English Church and People.
A demon that preys on Hrothgar’s warriors.
Terrorization of Heorot is explained by her desire for vengeance.
Guards a horde of treasure in a hidden mound and Beowulf defeats him shortly before his death.
The king of the Danes. Has military success and prosperity until Grendel terrorizes his realm.
Compound expression in poetry with metaphorical meaning. EX: hell-hole
Occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Short poem present a single speaker expressing a strong emotion. Originally was a song sung to the accompaniment of a lyre.
What are the three types of Lyric Poetry?
Elegy, Ode, Sonnet
Lyric poem that expresses grief or lament.
Lyric poem that deals with a serious subject. It expresses exalted emotion in an elevated or complex style.
Lyric poem devoted to expression of a single idea or movement of feeling.
Poetry that tells a story.
What are the three types of Narrative Poetry?
Epic, Ballad, Dramatic
Deals with great events or adventures of a hero. Fate of a nation or race depends on the heroes actions.
Narrative poem which relates in simple language or verse the story of adventure.
Any poem written in verse form which tells a story by means of action and dialogue.