Introduction To Anglo-Saxon Literature: Beowulf

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Both Old English and modern English poetry use alliteration, which is a long pause.
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he repetition of consonant sounds.
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Old English developed from tribes.
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Germainc
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Read the passage from Beowulf. "It bothers me to have to burden anyone with all the grief Grendel has caused and the havoc he has wreaked upon us in Heorot, our humiliations. My household-guard are on the wane, fate sweeps them away into Grendel's clutchesโ€” but God can easily halt these raids and harrowing attacks! Which interpretation of Beowulf does the passage best support?
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While reading Beowulf, the reader encounters aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture such as Christian and Pagan traditions.
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Read the passage from Beowulf. The hero arose, surrounded closely by his powerful thanes. A party remained under orders to keep watch on the arms; the rest proceeded, led by their prince under Heorot's roof. And standing on the hearth in webbed links that the smith had woven, the fine-forged mesh of his gleaming mail-shirt, resolute in his helmet, Beowulf spoke: Which word from the passage is a feature of Anglo-Saxon culture?
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thanes
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Read Anja's inference about Hrothgar. Despite Grendel's success in killing Hrothgar's men, Hrothgar's faith in God remained unshaken. Which passage best supports her inference?
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[Hrothgar] Now Holy God has, in His goodness, guided him here to the West-Danes, to defend us from Grendel.
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When a student studies the way the English language has evolved, the student is studying English's
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development
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To make an inference correctly, a reader should
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provide evidence to support the inference.
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Wealhtheow came in, Hrothgar's queen, observing the courtesies. Adorned in her gold, she graciously saluted the men in hall, then handed the cup first to Hrothgar, their homeland's guardian, urging him to drink deep and enjoy it because he was dear to them. And he drank it down like the warlord he was, with festive cheer. So the Helming woman went on her rounds, queenly and dignified, decked out in rings, offering the goblet to all ranks, treating the household and the assembled troop until it was Beowulf's turn to take it from her hand. With measured words she welcomed the Geat and thanked God for granting her wish that a deliverer she could believe in would arrive to ease their afflictions. Which inference is most supported by the passage?
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Wealhtheow has not been impressed by the men who have fought Grendel up to this point.
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Read the passage from Beowulf. From where he crouched at the king's feet, Unferth, a son of Ecglaf's, spoke contrary words. Beowulf's coming, his sea-braving, made him sick with envy: he could not brook or abide the fact that anyone else alive under heaven might enjoy greater regard than he did: The passage supports the inference that Unferth is
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petty.
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refers to a conclusion based on evidence in the text.
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Inference
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Both Old English and modern English poetry use alliteration, which is a long pause.
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he repetition of consonant sounds.
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Old English developed from tribes.
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Germainc
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Read the passage from Beowulf. "It bothers me to have to burden anyone with all the grief Grendel has caused and the havoc he has wreaked upon us in Heorot, our humiliations. My household-guard are on the wane, fate sweeps them away into Grendel's clutchesโ€” but God can easily halt these raids and harrowing attacks! Which interpretation of Beowulf does the passage best support?
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While reading Beowulf, the reader encounters aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture such as Christian and Pagan traditions.
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Read the passage from Beowulf. The hero arose, surrounded closely by his powerful thanes. A party remained under orders to keep watch on the arms; the rest proceeded, led by their prince under Heorot's roof. And standing on the hearth in webbed links that the smith had woven, the fine-forged mesh of his gleaming mail-shirt, resolute in his helmet, Beowulf spoke: Which word from the passage is a feature of Anglo-Saxon culture?
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thanes
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Read Anja's inference about Hrothgar. Despite Grendel's success in killing Hrothgar's men, Hrothgar's faith in God remained unshaken. Which passage best supports her inference?
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[Hrothgar] Now Holy God has, in His goodness, guided him here to the West-Danes, to defend us from Grendel.
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When a student studies the way the English language has evolved, the student is studying English's
answer
development
question
To make an inference correctly, a reader should
answer
provide evidence to support the inference.
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Wealhtheow came in, Hrothgar's queen, observing the courtesies. Adorned in her gold, she graciously saluted the men in hall, then handed the cup first to Hrothgar, their homeland's guardian, urging him to drink deep and enjoy it because he was dear to them. And he drank it down like the warlord he was, with festive cheer. So the Helming woman went on her rounds, queenly and dignified, decked out in rings, offering the goblet to all ranks, treating the household and the assembled troop until it was Beowulf's turn to take it from her hand. With measured words she welcomed the Geat and thanked God for granting her wish that a deliverer she could believe in would arrive to ease their afflictions. Which inference is most supported by the passage?
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Wealhtheow has not been impressed by the men who have fought Grendel up to this point.
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Read the passage from Beowulf. From where he crouched at the king's feet, Unferth, a son of Ecglaf's, spoke contrary words. Beowulf's coming, his sea-braving, made him sick with envy: he could not brook or abide the fact that anyone else alive under heaven might enjoy greater regard than he did: The passage supports the inference that Unferth is
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petty.
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refers to a conclusion based on evidence in the text.
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Inference