Intro. to Anglo-Saxon Literature Who are the Anglo-Saxons? Where did they come from? What time period are we talking about? Where does language come from? How does language evolve? Where does English come from? What is Anglo-Saxon literature about? Why do we read Anglo-Saxon literature? Special letters: Þ þ “thorn” – usually “th” Ƿ ƿ “wynn” – usually “w” “eth” – usually “th” Đ ∂ sometimes “d” or silent Poetic devices in Anglo-Saxon poetry: alliteration, caesura, kennings, rhythm Let’s look at some diction….
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