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  1. Bellringer: Kennings Kennings are miniature riddles. They are descriptive words or phrases that take the place of a noun. 1. a conversation communicator 2. a rain shielder 3. a wave rider 1. telephone 2. umbrella 3. surfer

  2. English III October 21, 2013 Mr. Houghteling “It’s a Menacing Monday!”

  3. AGENDA • Kennings and Alliteration • Imagery Man • Let’s read some Beowulf…

  4. Bellringer: Kennings Kennings are miniature riddles. They are descriptive words or phrases that take the place of a noun. 1. a conversation communicator 2. a rain shielder 3. a wave rider 1. telephone 2. umbrella 3. surfer

  5. Alliteration • Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in a line. • Examples: • Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. • Trisha Tutonetwisted Tyrone’s tie.

  6. Characteristics of an Epic (page 29) Copy the bullets in your spiral notebook: Epics from different languages and time periods share many of the same characteristics, including: -The hero, generally a male, is of noble birth or high position and of great historical or legendary importance. -The hero’s character traits reflect important ideals of his society.

  7. -The actions of the hero often decide the fate – the wyrd – of a nation or group of people.-The plot is complicated by supernatural beings or events and may involve a long and dangerous journey through foreign lands.

  8. Imagery Man visual auditory tactile gustatory olfactory thermal kinetic kinesthetic synesthesia

  9. While reading “Grendel”—page 33-35 • Find at least one example of: • ALLITERATION • FORESHADOWING • A KENNING Write down the quotation, the line reference, and the page number.

  10. Guided Reading Short Answers • “So Hrothgar’s men lived happy in his hall…” This quote demonstrates what literary device? • Of whom is Grendel a descendant? Make an inference as to why the Beowulf poet includes a description of Grendel’s lineage. • According to the passage, Hrothgar’s subjects pray to a group of non-Christian entities. What does the Beowulf poet suggest about this type of prayer? • In line 49, the poet says, “The beginning might not be the end.” A. This line is an example of what literary device? B. Explain what the line suggests. • Look at the line “Hate has triumphed.” • Explain what the poem means by this line. • What literary device is being used here?

  11. Exit Slip Kenning: A kenning is a miniature riddle, a poetic synonym, a descriptive phrase or compound word that SUBSTITUTES FOR A NOUN. Consider the following nouns and write a kenning for three of them: chair CD teacher doctor book money

  12. HOMEWORK • Complete the both the Short Answer questions and the CLOZE 1 passage. • Strive for 100% accuracy.