Intro. to Anglo-Saxon Literature by ert554898

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									  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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