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Lecture 16

ENG 4600 Lecture 16: The Ruin OE Poem
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Department
English
Course
ENG 4600
Professor
Linda Zionkowski
Semester
Fall

Description
Old English 4/13 The Ruin • In the Exetor Book o Mistreated and used as a cutting board and a glue stand • Pieces missing o Gaps because it's in the Exetor Book • Pitfalls o No way to guess what's missing or what it means • Roman baths o At Bath o Known for building walls and building baths o Tremendous earth works, but they eventually break and fall away • Type of poem o We don’t really use this anymore o Encomium urbis ▪ Poem of praise for a city ▪ Two poems in old english • "Durham" o If Realtor wrote a peom o Everything is beautiful and great o Past + present = happy • "The Ruin" o No place o Destruction o Past and present o A change had to have happened to it
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