English Midterm

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English Midterm
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2011-01-05 18:12:32
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British literature midterm
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  1. Formal characteristics of Anglo-Saxon poetry
    • doesn't rhyme
    • alliteration
    • feast before battle (Last Supper)
    • heroic boast
    • extreme exaggeration
    • fate (God)
    • fame
    • community
    • king=gift giver
  2. Anglo-Saxon literary devices
    • kenning
    • litotes
    • synecdoche
    • metonymy
  3. Kenning
    • 2 or 3 word metaphor. Only metaphorical, you have to guess the literal.
    • Think mini-riddle
  4. Litotes
    • You say it's not the opposite.
    • You say it's "not good" when it's really bad.
  5. Synecdoche
    • PART to the whole metaphor. Usually the most important part.
    • "all hands on deck"
    • "head count"
    • Hint- neck=PART of me

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