Essay heading: Periods Of English Literature
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The first literature found in the history of this period was during the reign of the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes. It was not really literature, in that it was written down by anybody, in mass-produced copies. The literature back then consisted of songs, sang by bards, who embellished the story with every telling...
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The literature back then consisted of songs, sang by bards, who embellished the story with every telling. It was only in later years that the tales were written down. This came about during the reign of Christianity, where the monks had tried to write down all of the tales that the bards sang, the ancient folk tales of the Anglo-Saxons...
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|History of the English Language
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|The Purpose of Lines 1 ? 18 of "Beowulf"
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|Periods Of English Literature
The first literature found in the history of this period was during the reign of the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes. It was not really literature, in that it was written down by anybody, in mass-produced copies...
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-described as bloody, barbaric, violent and illiterate
-time period was known as the dark ages
-native inhabitants of England
-made up of 4 groups that invaded England in the 5th century
*First group was the Angles
*Second group was the Saxons
*Third Group was the Jutes
*The last group was the Danes
-all groups brought their own uniqueness to England and blended together
-believed strongly in fate
-believed that old age should be celebrated
-lived by 3 codes
* the sea
* coming of Christianity(non Christians were known as Pagans)
-life was dominated by warfare and Christianity calmed them down
-most literate people were monks
-storytellers were known as scops or barres
-poetry was the mainstay during this time
-the dominate poetry of the time was epic poems
-the epic poem is a long narrative poem
-epics were very serious and had a plot which included a human that possessed super human power and has a noble subject
- has dialogue and the theme reflects timeless values such as good vs...
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|The Spread Of Christianity
Monasteries were for learning, and preserved Latin, Greek, and popular literature. Day and night the church had the munks copying manuscripts by hand completely silent...
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