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  1. Beowulf Alliteration and Kenning

  2. Alliteration • The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together in a poem or the repetition of consonant sounds that are similar

  3. Alliteration • Examples • Dusk demands daylight • Sister Susie sitting on a thistle • Miss Mary Mack • Dressy daffodils • “The paper holds their folded faces to the floor…”

  4. Alliteration “So Hrothgar’s men lived happy in his hall Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend, Grendel, who haunted the moors, the wild Marshes, and made his home in a hell Not hell but Earth. He was spawned in that slime…”

  5. Kennings • A literary device in which a noun is renamed in a creative way using compound words, prepositional phrases or a union of two separate words to combine ideas • A special kind of metaphor

  6. Kennings KenningNoun Arrow aimer Bow Antique printer Pen Tickle tool Feather Winters of grief An era of pain

  7. Kennings “Hrothgar, gray-haired and brave, sat happily Listening, the famous ring-giver sure, At last, that Grendel could be killed; he believed In Beowulf’s bold strength and the firmness of his spirit.”

  8. Kennings • Create your own kennings • A teacher • Firemen • Television • Police • Computer

  9. Alliteration and Kenning Why do you think Anglo-Saxon poets utilized alliteration and kennings to tell their stories?

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