The Anglo-Saxon Boast

The Anglo-Saxon Boast

The Anglo-Saxon Boast A New-Historicist Analysis of Beowulfs Introductory Speech VOCABULARY Scop (OLD ENGLISH) = poet Gleeman or Gleoman Function:

Inspiring happiness Encouraging cultural identity/pride Tone Boastful Gilphladen (Old English) Boast-laden

Cultural Boast Personal Pride Community VS. Individual Structure Introduction

Address audience Family lineage Introduce yourself i.e. I, Beowulf, Structure Statement of Purpose Qualifications/Accomplishments Plan/process

How do you intend to accomplish your purpose? What will you do? Assignment

Draft your own Anglo-Saxon style boast. Brainstorm topics/audience. Follow structural formula. At least 20 lines in length. Assignment Tonight

Complete a general outline of your boast (CONTENT). See shrubber.weebly.com for reading assignment. Tomorrow Analyze Anglo-Saxon poetics.

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