Old English Poetics Kennings and Riddles 2014

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August 28, 2014
TAKE OUT NOTEBOOK OR BINDER
Book of Exeter
Behind Glass
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The Exeter Book is a tenth-century
codex.
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This bound collection of hand-written
papers contains both riddles and
elegies.
Old English Poetics 1-2
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1. Personification:?
 Weather Example:
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2. Alliteration:?
 Animal Example:
Old English Poetics 3
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3. Kenning: A metaphorical phrase or compound
word used to name a noun indirectly.
 Noun: person, place, thing, or event.
 : Example: sea= whale road
Old English Poetics 4
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4. Caesura: A pause or break within a
line of poetry.
 Example: To err is human; to forgive, divine.
You ken do it!
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Cloud
Ocean
Bike
Computer
Sandwich
Yearbook
Tennis
Eye
Door
A. Memories’ Keeper
B. Window to the Soul
C. Racket Battle
D. Ball of Fluff
E. Infinite Lake
F. Framed Space
G. Portable Meal
H. Mechanical Brain
I. Wheeled-Legs
14. Write Your Own Kennings: BOAT
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1. Open:
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2. Possessive (‘):
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3. Hyphenated(-):
15. Write Your Own Kenning
1. Open:
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 2. Possessive (‘):
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 3. Hyphenated(-):
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Warm Up Riddle
When I am alive I do not speak.
Anyone who wants to takes me captive and cuts off my head.
They bite my bare body
I do no harm to anyone unless they cut me first.
Then I soon make them cry. 5
Riddle 66
I saw a creature wandering the way:
She was devastating-beautifully adorned.
On the wave a miracle: water turned to bone.
Riddle 45
A moth ate songs-wolfed words!
That seemed a weird dish-that a worm
Should swallow, dumb thief in the dark,
The songs of a man, his chants of glory,
Their place of strength. That thief-guest 5
Was no wiser for having swallowed words.
Write Your Own Riddle
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5 Points
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3 Sentences = 3 Points
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2 of 4 Literary Elements = 2 Points
 CIRCLED OR UNDERLINED, PLEASE!!!
Example
I am a sturdy support.
I have legs, but no animal am I.
I am a weight-bearer but do not weigh
much.
What am I?
DUE TOMORROW
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Anglo-Saxon Study Guide
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Riddle
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The study guide will be checked for points;
the riddle will be collected.
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Please write SHARE next to your riddle if you
are comfortable with the class solving it.
BEOWULF Vocabulary
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Option 1: Class set of dictionaries
 Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary
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Option 2: Merriam-Webster website
 M-w.com
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Option 2: Download the app!
 Search Merriam Webster
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#7 Reparation: Second Definition
#8 Mail: Fourth Definition
#9 to Purge: First of Second A Definition
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Sutton Hoo (England) is the site of two 6th
and early 7th century cemeteries.
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The burial mound contains an undisturbed
ship burial full of Anglo-Saxon artifacts.
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Solution for Riddle 32:?
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Personification:
Line ?
Alliteration: Line ?
Kenning:
Line ?
Caesura
Line ?
Example?
Example?
Example?
Example?
Our world is lovely in different ways.
Hung with beauty and works of hand.
I saw a strange machine, made
For motion, slide against the sand,
Shrieking as it went. It walked swiftly 5
On its only foot, this odd-shaped monster,
Traveled in an open country, without
Seeing ,without arms or hands,
With many ribs, and its mouth in its middle.
Its work is useful, and welcome, for it loads 10
Its belly with food, and brings abundance
To men, to poor and to rich, paying
Its tribute year after year. Solve
This riddle, if you can, and unravel its name.
Riddle 32
Sutton Hoo
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Anglo-Saxon Study Guide
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Riddles
I saw a wonderful creature carrying
Light plunder between its horns.
Curved lamp of the air, cunningly formed,
It fetched home its bounty from the day's raid
And plotted to build in its castle if it could 5
A night-chamber brightly adorned.
Then over the east wall came another creature
Well known to earth-dwellers. Wonderful as well,
It seized back its bounty and sent the plunderer home
Like an unwilling wanderer. The wretch went west,10
Moved morosely and murderously on.
Dust rose to the heavens, dew fell on earthNight moved on. Afterwards no one
In the world knew where the wanderer had gone.
Riddle 27
Mnemonic Device:
Knuckles = 31 days
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A mnemonic device is any learning
technique that aids information
retention.
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The word derives from an Ancient Greek
word meaning "of memory.”
Commonly Confused Words
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EX1a. Accept: to receive
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EX1b. Except: to leave out
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See the board for EXMD.
“Around the Room” Review 12A
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1. Anglo-Saxon Study Guide
 History
 Vocabulary
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2. Commonly Confused Word
 Exercises 8&9
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3. Old English Poetics
 Kennings
 Riddles
○ Optional
“Around the Room” Review 12
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1. Anglo-Saxon Study Guide
 History
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2. Commonly Confused Word
 Exercises 8&9
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3. Beowulf Trailer
 Warm Up Riddle(s)
Beowulf
Anglo-Saxon Helmet
8/27 Bell Ringer
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Old English was spoken by the AngloSaxons from approximately 450 to 1150.
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Beowulf is the oldest surviving poem in
the English language.
Part 1: Old English Affixes
Part 1: Anglo-Saxon Suffixes
 Names of Locations
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 Example: Washington
○ ING=?
○ TON=?
 The village of Wash’s people
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Write down at least one location.
Part 2: Old English Translation
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Phonetics is the study and classification
of speech sounds.
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Use your eyes and your ears to figure
out the phrase.
Part 2. Old English Translation
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Swurd ?
Brid ?
Faeder ?
Wudu ?
Modor ?
Brothor ?
Hund ?
Scild ?
Swoster ?
Old English Translation
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Hwær is se hring?
 Where
is the ring?
Old English Translation
Hwaet
 What
ring?
hring?
Old English Translation
Hwær
eart þu?
 (þ=thorn or th)?
Where
you?
art thou?/Where are
Old English Translation
Hwy
Why
stande ge idele?
are you standing idle?
Old English Translation
Hwa
Who
is se cyning? (C = K)
is the king?
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Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum;
Si þin nama gehalgod
to becume þin rice
gewurþe ðin willa
on eorðan swa swa on heofonum.
urne gedæghwamlican hlaf syle us todæg
and forgyf us ure gyltas
swa swa we forgyfað urum gyltendum
and ne gelæd þu us on costnunge
ac alys us of yfele soþlice
Translation
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Father our thou that art in heavens
be thy name hallowed
come thy kingdom
be-done thy will
on earth as in heavens
our daily bread give us today
and forgive us our sins
as we forgive those-who-have-sinned-againstus
and not lead thou us into temptation
but deliver us from evil. truly
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