Anglo-Saxon Poetry

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Anglo-Saxon Poetry

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Anglo-Saxon Lyric Poems:short poems that capture feelings and emotions. A lyric poem creates a word picture of a moment in time."The Wanderer""The Seafarer""The Wife's Lament"

Anglo-Saxon Narrative PoemsLong poems that relate a story: narrative poems have a structured plot, setting, characters who interact through dialogue, and a theme.Beowulf is an epic , a very specific type of narrative poem based on a plot pattern and the type of hero."Get Up and Bar the Door", "Sir Patrick Spens", and "Lord Randall" are Old English ballads. Ballads are also narrative poems.


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