When we know more than the character
Formal characteristics of Anglo-Saxon poetry
- Doesn't rhyme
- 4 stressed beats
Thematic characteristics of Anglo-Saxon poetry
- Death of substitute
- Feast before battle (Last Supper)
- Heroic boast
- Extreme exaggeration
- Fate (God)
- Loyalty to king (gift giver)
Abglo-Saxon literary devices
- 2 or 3 word metaphor
- only metaphorical, yopu have to guess the literal (mini riddle)
- You say it's not the opposite
- "not good" when it's really bad
- PART to the whole metaphor- usually the most important part.
- "Head count"
- "All hands on deck"
- Hint-- Neck=PART of me
- Refer to something closely CONNECTED to it.
- "The White House said..."
- Poem of mourning
- think eulogy
One Corpse author
Town of One Corpse
Shire of One Corpse
One Corpse is set between
- Normandy invasion- 1060
- Magnacarta- 1215
Gives you people who look like the murderer, but it's false.
Father of english lit
Why is Chaucer the father of english literature?
- real, round characters
- iambic pentameter
- rhymed couplets
- frame stroy
- "small universe"
- Society is represented in a small group of characters
Canterbury tales journey
London to Canterbury
- First person narrator disctinct from the author.
- Geoffry Chaucer -> Geoffry Character
A story within a story
Why do the pilgrims go on a journey?
Pilgrimage to Thomas Beckett's grave, murdered in 1170
Where do the pilgrims start?
The Tabard Inn
What city is the Tabard Inn in?
Southwork (Shakspeare's Globe Theatre)
- Courtly love
- Instead of stanza
- Unequal lenghts
- End of strophe.
- A short line of one, two, or three syllables
- End of strophe, follows bob.
- 4 rhymed lines
Alternates iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter
Ballad stanza's are usually about
Common people who tend to die. Humorus.
Doesn't relect reality, it improves reality.
Metaphors in sonnets
Each quatrain has a same metaphor with metaphors inside the metaphor
2 Parts of metaphor
- Literal- what it is. Same in every quatrain.
- Metaphor- what it's compared to. Different.
Directly addressing something inanimate.
- False feeling. (Moon is sad)
- Puts own feelings into objects in nature.
Sword and the Stone genre
Parody of a medival romance
The latter part of the sentence is unexpected, resulting in humor.
- Difference in knowledge.
- You know more than the character,
- "Sorrow joy."
- Joy we get from other's misery.
Pokes fun at something.
Character talks to himself with others on stage.
Character talking to himself alone on stage.