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ERIC Number: ED261382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A View from the Sea-cliff.
McKenzie, Hope Bussey
Intended for college teachers and students of Anglo-Saxon literature, this paper provides an overview of the sophisticated poetic devices used by the "Beowulf" poet. The paper examines how old English words for color range in hues in a way that modern English words do not, and how these words for color are used in "Beowulf." The paper also explores the Anglo-Saxon "kennings"--formulaic expressions of ideas by means of conventional terms, such as "sea horse" for ship--found in the poem. A third device that the paper explores is the interlocking of grammatical structures, or interlace, characteristic of the oral tradition from which "Beowulf" originated. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A