Anglo-Saxon Poetry Notes

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Anglo-Saxon Poetry Notes

  1. 1. The Seafarer & Other Anglo-Saxon Lyrics British Literature
  2. 2. LYRIC POETRY • Lyric poem : expresses the thoughts & feelings of a single speaker • usually retells events in the speaker’s life
  3. 3. ELEGAIC POETRY (ELEGY) • Elegy : mourns the loss of someone or something
  4. 4. COMMON THEMES • Exile : to be forced to leave one’s home • Loss/Hardship
  5. 5. LITERARY DEVICES • • • • Rhythm : lines usually have 4 strong beats Kenning : two-word metaphorical name Caesura : rhythmic break in a line, where the reader could pause for a breath Alliteration : the repetition of beginning consonant sounds in accented syllables – Ex) r aving r abbids • Assonance : the repetition of vowel sounds in unrhymed, stressed syllables – Ex) ba ttered ra mparts
  6. 6. “The Seafarer” • Speaker=lonely seafarer who “drowns in desolation” at sea, but returns to it again & again • exile=life itself is exile; the only home is heaven • elegy for the past
  7. 7. “The Seafarer” • Speaker=lonely seafarer who “drowns in desolation” at sea, but returns to it again & again • exile=life itself is exile; the only home is heaven • elegy for the past

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