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Eng 204 Oct 7.docx

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English
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ENG 204
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Alison Muri

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Eng 204 1 October 7 2011 Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum, monegum mægþum, meodosetla ofteah, egsode eorlas. Syððan ærest wearð feasceaft funden, he þæs frofre gebad - All contain two stressed syllables per verse/half line Compounding: combining two words to make a new word Gar-Dena = spear-danes Feoshseoc = life-stick - Compound words lend themselves to adaptation to different metric and semantic conditions Kenning: a condensed metaphorical compound that describes a thing according to tis properties or uses; from the greater part of the “building block” Sund-wvdu = seawood =ship hronrad =whale-road = sea Formulas or stock phrases Þæt wæs god cyning! (That was a good King) bearn Ecgþeoeas (Ecgþwens Son = Beowulf)
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