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Week 2 Notes

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Alyssa Hendrixson
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English Literature
Eva Valdes

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English Literature
Eva Valdes
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alyssa Hendrixson on Monday August 31, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to EN 205 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Eva Valdes in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see English Literature in Foreign Language at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 08/31/15
The Middle Ages C 4001485 in England 1485 0 Start of Tudor Dynasty with Henvy Vll Fall of the Roman Empire to Renaissance and Reformation AngloSaxon 0 Christian literature AngloNorman 0 Romance literature Modern English Roman Empire 0 Britania Turns Christian between 5th and 7Th centuries After Constantine Emperor 1476 0 Moving type printing press Manuscript writeen by hand on parchment made of animal skin 0 Early Modern Period Renaissance DaVinci Shakespeare Rebirth o Started in Italy then spread throughout Europe 0 Reformation Chaucer 0 1st to write in English Formalized the language 0 Father of English Poetry Started in Germany spread throughout Europe Religious o Protestant Beowulf No author Date published in unknown 0 Between 8th and 10th centuries Written in Old English 0 Hapax Legomena Author makes up new words No title lncompleteness o 1731 re Genre 0 Epic poem Epic hero Beowulf Themes 0 Religion Christianity Cane Pagan Idols of the Devil 0 Good vs Evil Good Beowulf o SuperhumanGodly 0 Light clarity daytime Evil Grendel o Vague obscurity nighttimedarkness o Breaks in texts Heorot Scope Sigemund killed dragon 0 Story of bad Kingprotector Tribes 0 Danes Denmark Hrothgar s home 0 Geats Geatsland Beowulf s home AngloSaxon Poetry o Alliteration Repetition of sound 0 Kenning Ocean becomes quotwater roadquot


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