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Who did beowulf rescue?

Who did beowulf rescue?


School: Colorado Christian University
Department: s
Course: British Literature 1
Professor: S spear
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Studyguide, exam, british, Literature, middleages, middle, age, english, and journalism
Cost: 50
Name: ENG 204 - Exam 1 Study Guide: Middle Ages
Description: This is a study guide for Exam 1, covering the Middle Ages and the different lectures throughout the beginning of the course
Uploaded: 09/22/2018
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Week 4 - Exam 1 Study Guide: The Middle Ages 

Who did beowulf rescue?

❖ What to expect: 

➢ Multiple Choice (1 point each)

➢ Two Short Answers (15 points each)

➢ One Long Answers (25 points)

*The categories on this study guide are the categories the Professor said to study. Highlighted sections are important

❖ Content 

➢ “Beowulf”

■ About Beowulf, a warrior from the Geats, who rescues the Danes and King Hrothgar from a monster by the name of Grendel with his bare

hands. Once Grendel is killed, his mother seeks revenge. Beowulf kills We also discuss several other topics like How does marketing create value?

Grendel’s mother underwater. Many years later, Beowulf, who becomes a king, dies after killing a dragon in his own lands.

● German Heroic Values

● Oldest and greatest long poem

Who wrote the canterbury tales?

➢ “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

■ About Sir Gawain, the nephew to King Arthur. Gawain accepts a We also discuss several other topics like Why is directly observing electrons impossible?

challenge from a mysterious Green knight in Arthur’s place, thus they

participate in a Beheading Game. The Green knight is beheaded and We also discuss several other topics like What should management be according to peter drucker?
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promises to give the same blow back to Gawain in a year. One year later, Gawain gets ready to go to the chosen meeting place and ends up

staying in another kingdom temporarily. There, he is tempted by the king’s wife and resists until she gives him a belt that supposedly prevents him

from getting killed. Gawain then meets the Green Knight who claims

Gawain is not as great as he is said to be, thus Gawain returns home in

shame, for he did not tell the king he had his wife’s belt.

Who represented the age of chivalry?

● One of the finest Arthurian Romances

● Part of the alliterative revival

● The Age of Chivalry

➢ “King Arthur” Myth

■ About the tales of a young man named Arthur, who pulls the famous

sword Excalibur out of the rock, thus becoming King Arthur. His sister, We also discuss several other topics like Where atmospheric pressure came from?

Morganna is the notorious bad guy, while Arthur is married to Genevieve who also has a thing going on with Arthur’s best friend, Lancelot. Arthur’s father is Pendragon. One of the famous stories consists of the search for the Holy Grail. If you want to learn more check out What is an order and interpretation the archaeologist imposes on the stratified deposits; stratigraphic record?

● Has a parallel to the Gospel

➢ “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer

■ Consists of multiple different tales, two of which are discussed in class ● Miller’s Tale

◆ About a young woman who is married to a carpenter and

has a love affair with a younger student. She makes fun of

yet another man who claims his love for her, resulting in

the disaster of a plan that she and the man she has an

affair with.

● Pardoner’s Tale

◆ A tale about a Pardoner who is telling a tale: Three men

are searching for death so that they can kill him. They ask

someone where they could find death, leading them to find

gold under a tree. In an attempt to get more gold for

themselves, the three men plot to kill each other and they

all end up dead. In the end, each man found death.

❖ Authors 

➢ “Beowulf”

■ Author unknown; Anglo-Saxon Christian Poet

➢ “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

■ Author unknown; assumed to be the “Pearl” poet

➢ “The Canterbury Tales”

■ Geoffrey Chaucer

❖ Dates 

➢ 43 AD - 1485 

■ Middle Ages

➢ 43 - 420

■ Influence of Christianity and the Roman Empire

➢ Ca. 450 - 497

■ Anglo-Saxon conquest

■ Old English

➢ 597

■ Augustine arrives in Kent/Anglo-Saxon Conversion

➢ 871 - 899

■ Reign of King Alfred

➢ 1066

■ Norman Conquest

■ King Arthur Myth 

➢ 1134 - 1189

■ Reign of Henry II

➢ Ca. 1200

■ Beginning of Middle English Literature (ex. Chaucer, Sir Gawain)

➢ 1375 - 1400

■ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

➢ 1387

■ Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer

➢ 1400 AD.

■ Chaucer wrote in Middle English and elevated the everyday language ➢ 1485

■ One of this first books printed in England: Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Marte D’Arthur

❖ Eras 

➢ Literature Periods

■ Anglo-Saxon Literature

■ Anglo Norman Literature

■ Middle Age English Literature

➢ Old English Poetry

■ Oral

■ Literacy in the church only

■ Heroic Germanic values

➢ Age of Chivalry

■ Represented in “Sir Gawain”

■ Nobility, Military, Religious

➢ King Arthur

■ After the Norman Invasion

❖ Styles of Verse & Poetic Devices 

➢ Synecdoche & Metonymy 

■ A part used for a whole / a whole used for a part

● ex. Using “Keel” (a part of a ship) to refer to a whole ship

● ex. Using “Iron” to refer to a single sword

➢ Poetic Diction

■ The language used in poetry

■ An author’s style of writing

➢ Formula Phrasing

■ Standard phrases that are not altered often; easier to understand ➢ Parallel Grammatical Structures

■ The balance between several phrases or words that are similar

grammatically (ex. Ending with “ing” or starting with an “ah” sound)

➢ Riddles

■ A phrase or question that requires intelligence or thought to figure out the meaning

➢ Epithets

■ A series of words using apposition to create a musical sense ➢ Litotes

■ Irony and understatements

➢ Anglo-Saxon Strong Stress Alliterative Meter (ASSSAM) ■ Every line has four strong vowel stresses per line

■ Three of the stresses alliterate

■ Caesura exists in each line

● Caesuras are pauses that can be spaces or punctuation ➢ “Bob and Wheel” 

■ Has the Anglo-Saxon Strong Stress Alliterative Meter

■ Line of one stress (a), followed by four lines of 3 stresses (b, a, b, a)

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