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Honors Brit. Lit. Anglo-Saxon Literature (Beowulf) Paper

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Paper type: Essay, Subject: Beowulf

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Celts
The original occupants of England

Romans
Deserted the British Isles because their home was in trouble

language and Christianity
Two elements of their culture were juxtaposed in their literature. They were __________

Bede
Wrote the Ecclesiastical History of the English People

Doomsday Book
Most of the remaining literature of this period was preserved in 2 books. Name one:

Monks
Who is responsible for translating and recording the literature of this period?

Kennings
These lines from Beowulf are an example of what?
“‘…I have come so far,/Oh shelterer of warriors and your people’s loved friend,/ That this one favor you should not refuse me…'”

He has intelligence
What does this line from Beowulf mean?
“the monster’s thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws”

Caesura
This line from Beowulf is an example of what?
“…Burns like a torch. No one knows its bottom…”

kennings
When used to describe Beowulf, the phrase “noble protector of all seamen” is an example of what?

to kill him
What does this phrase mean?
“…trying to open/ A path for his evil soul,…”

Hrothgar
Sent a gift to Higd

Welthow
Thanks Beowulf for coming and saving her sons

Edgethow
Father of Beowulf

Rothgar
Helped save Beowulf’s father from a feud

Unknown
Author of Beowulf

Naegling
Name of Beowulf’s sword

Brecca
Competing with Beowulf as a young man

Unferth
The Dane jealous of Beowulf

Mead Hall
The Anglo-Saxon society centered around a place called what?

Wigaf
Who was the one man who stayed with Beowulf to fight the dragon?

12
Herot Hall lain empty for how many years?

loud music
Grendel attacked the Danes every night because of their what?

Esher, Gendel’s claw
Grendel’s mother attacks for revenge and kills who? And removes what?

Hrunting
What is the name of a sword that Unferth lends to Beowulf?

a tomb set on a hill so all seamen will see it when they pass
Beowulf is commemorated in his death by what?

Danes
At the lake the ________ gave up on Beowulf and returned to their homes

his grandfather
Higlac gave Beowulf an heirloom from who?

Wiglaf
Who provides the fatal wound to the dragon?

Wiglaf
Who were the traitors in Beowulf condemned by?

Not given any treasure
The traitors were ____________________ as punishment

Beowulf’s followers
Who deserted Beowulf in the heat of battle?

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