English 4A Lesson 1 Anglo-Saxons / Seafarer / Beowulf

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The invasion of England by the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes.
Which event for many historians marks the beginning of English history and the Anglo-Saxon period?

Angles, Jutes and Saxons.
From which Germanic tribe(s) did the English language develop?


The Anglo-Saxons were descendents of tribes that invaded England. From which country did these tribes originate?

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
What was one of the first manuscripts to be written in the English language.

King Alfred
The person who united the Anglo-Saxons as a single nation was

Mead is a type of

poems about dead people.
Elegies are

an epic poem.
Beowulf is an example of

The setting for Beowulf is

The poem involves a love story.
What characteristic is not usually associated with an epic poem?

were recited orally.
The earliest epic poems

epic poem.
Beowulf is an

Beowulf’s lord and uncle is

Grendel devours the warriors that stay overnight at HerotHeorot.
Why doesn’t anyone stay in HerotHeorot hall past sunset to fight Grendel?

deserted area.
After Grendel’s attacks, HerotHeorot becomes a

In Beowulf, Grendel is the

his den.
After Grendel slaughters thirty men in the wine mead hall, he takes them to

Grendel’s arm from its socket.
During the struggle with Grendel, Beowulf rips

his den.
Grendel flees the battle to

cuts off her head.
After Beowulf overpowers Grendel’s mother, he

land and houses.
When Beowulf returns home, King Hygelac gives him

the king dies naturally.
Beowulf becomes king of the Geats after

a dragon.
Beowulf is killed by

external conflict.
The battle between Beowulf and Grendel is an example of

When Beowulf tells Hrothgar, “Fate will unwind as it must!” this is an example of

The author of Beowulf uses __________ point of view.

When the author of Beowulf writes, “His misery leaped the seas,” this is an example of

In “The Seafarer” the speaker of the poem is most likely a

dangerous, and lonely.
At the beginning of “The Seafarer”, the speaker describes the sea as

“Hunger tore at my sea-weary soul” is an example of

first person.
“The Seafarer” is written in

the hardships of the seafarer while he was at sea.
In “The Seafarer” the words “cold,” “hunger” and “solitude” best describe

Anglo-Saxon poems, such as “The Seafarer” use which literary device

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