Anglo Saxon Period 449 - 1066

Anglo Saxon Period 449 - 1066

Epic Conventions: The hero is a figure of great national or even cosmic importance, usually the ideal man of his culture. He often has superhuman or divine traits. He has an imposing physical stature and is greater in all ways than the common man. The setting is vast in scope. It covers great geographical distances, perhaps even visiting the underworld, other worlds, other times. The action consists of deeds of valor or superhuman courage (especially in battle). Supernatural forces interest themselves in the action and

intervene at times. The intervention of the gods is called "machinery." The hero is a figure of great national or even cosmic importance, usually the ideal man of his culture. He often has superhuman or divine traits. He has an imposing physical stature and is greater in all ways than the common man. He is mortal, overcomes all that get in his way of achieving a goal, and

can transcend earth Written in Old English Alliteration: Kenning Simile Caesura

These poems are characterized by a tone of longing and sadness The Seafarer Wifes Lament The Wanderer Canterbury Tales By Chaucer

Written in rhymed iambic pentameter, Chaucer writes of the pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas a Beckett

The prologue: Set up the frame of the story Described the time of year the story took place

Explained the contest Pardoners Tale Corruption of the church Wife of Bath What do women desire most? Morality Play Allegory

Protestant Reformation Henry VIII Recognition of corruption in the Catholic Church The widespread belief in personal ability and the potential of the individual had its roots in humanism

HUMANISM: An intellectual movement in which writers and artists sought to merge the lessons of Latin and Greek classics with the teachings of Christianity. Poetic patterns combined with complex subject matter From the Italian meaning little song

ALL sonnets have the following: Iambic Pentameter Strict rhyme scheme 14 lines Lyric poem

Sonnet 30 By Edmund Spencer My love is

like to ice, and I to fire. . . A Valediction Forbidding Mourning by John Donne

Thy soul the fixed foot, makes no show /to move, but doth, if th other do

On My First Son by Ben Jonson Rest in soft peace, and asked, say Here doth lie /Ben Jonson his best piece of poetry;

In medias res (in the middle) Literary Epic poem The speaker invokes the Muse or a divine being to speak through the poet Characterized by Epic similes (extended comparisons

between dissimilar things) Allusion (references to biblical characters and events, classical, mythological) The Passionate Shepherd to his Love by Christopher Marlow

The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Raleigh To the Virgins to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

STEP ONE: Prewriting and Planning A. Chose and limit your topic B. Identify sources that will be helpful Complete bibliography cards Evaluate sources C. Take notes Summarize, Paraphrase, Quote AVOID PLAGIARISM STEP TWO: Prewriting: Developing

an Outline A. Develop and outline B. Develop a thesis statement STEP THREE: DRAFTING

A. Write from an outline B. Manage information C. Draft Introduction and conclusion STEP FOUR: CITING SOURCES

A. Document information B. Format your citations C. Insert parenthetical documentation D. Create your Works Cited list STEP FIVE: REVISING Revise the research paper Organization Word choice Paragraph support

Introduction Transitions Conclusion STEP SIX: EDITING AND PRESENTING A. Use an editing checklist Words omitted?

Typing errors? Punctuation correct? Proper nouns capitalized? Sources documented? Pagination?

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