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  1. KENNINGS

  2. WHAT AM I? Night flyer, Eater of mice, Silent swooper, Head twister, Taloned taker.

  3. AN OWL An owl!

  4. WHAT AM I? Round facer No smiler Stand stiller Two hander Heart beater Time’s keeper Sudden shrieker

  5. ALARM CLOCK

  6. CAN YOU THINK OF SOME KENNINGS WE USE TODAY? A tall building S_ _ s_ _ _ _ _ _

  7. HOW ABOUT THIS? Someone who breaks up with their boyfriend or girlfriend is a… H_ _ _ _ b_ _ _ _ _ _

  8. ONE MORE! If you lie on the sofa all day watching TV, you’re a…….. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

  9. Poem writing, Brain hurting, Thought provoking KENNINGS Learning Objectives: To learn what a kenning is To write examples of our own kennings To find them in Beowulf

  10. What is it ? A kenning is a way of describing something using clues rather than just saying what it is. Each line is generally two words long. Heat-giver Maker of light

  11. The word kenning comes from a Viking phrase which means: "to express a thing in terms of another“ It is like a ‘mini riddle’ used to describe something

  12. Definition of a kenning A metaphorical, usually compound expression used in place of a name or noun Write this definition down!

  13. Definition of a kenning A metaphorical, usually compound expression used in place of a name or noun What does metaphorical mean? What does compound expression mean?

  14. Here is an example of a kenning about a cat: Licker of pawsDay dreamerMilk-drinkerBall’s chaserDog haterMouse chaserLover of strokes

  15. Let’s see if you can guess what these kennings are describing Great jumper Water-drinker Straw-eater Strong walker Runner of races

  16. What about this one? Word-holder Storyteller Bestseller Page-turner Cliffhanger Fantasy gateway

  17. In order to create your own, think about what the subject does…. For example a wolf • Comes out at night • Eats meat • Hunts its prey • Lives in the woods • Howls at the moon

  18. Comes out at night • Eats meat • Hunts its prey • Lives in the woods • Howls at the moon • Night mover • Eater of meat • Hunter of prey • Wood dweller • Moon howler

  19. 4 types of kennings(write this down!) • Open compound : wakeful sleeper • Hyphenated compound : sea-road • Possessive : mankind’s enemy • Prepositional Phrase : shadow of death

  20. You will need to introduce yourself! • You need four kennings about yourself, one of each type (open compound, hyphenated compound, possessive, prepositional phrase) • Example: Lucy’s aunt, former Cavalier, dog-lover, teacher of students