Anglo-Saxon Poetry Review

Anglo-Saxon Lyric poetry characteristics

  1. An Anglo-Saxon Lyric poem expresses the . . .
  2. All the lines have regular ______________, usually with . . .
  3. Define “Caesuras”.
  4. Define “Kennings”
  5. Define “Assonance”
  6. Define “Alliteration”
  7. Define Elegy.

 “The Seafarer”

  1. The first part of this poem mainly describes . . .
  2. Despite this, the second part of the poem goes on to explain what ironic reality for the seafarer . . .
  3.   How can the seafarer feel both ways (which seem to contradict each other) concerning the seafaring lifestyle?
  4. How is the closing message of the poem an example of the Christianization of this poem, and what is its message?
  5. Give an example of a kenning from “The Seafarer”.
  6. Give an example of Assonance from “The Seafarer”.
  7. Give an example of Alliteration from “The Seafarer”.
  8. Explain how this poem is Elegiac (or an elegy).

“The Wanderer”

  1. Why has the wanderer left his home?
  2. What does the wanderer miss most?
  3. What is the main theme of the poem?
  4. What elements of Christianization are evident in the poem?
  5. Give an example of a kenning from “The Wanderer”.
  6. Give an example of Assonance from “The Wanderer”.
  7. Give an example of Alliteration from “The Wanderer”.
  8. Explain how this poem is Elegiac (or an elegy).