Lesson: What are the two primary ways to grasp the larger structure of a literary work?
- Symbols: repeated _____NOUNS___ that stand for something beyond themselves
(E.G. a flag OR a school’s mascot)
- Types: repeated __VERBS_ that comment on each other through their _REPETITION_
(E.G. the first and second world wars OR freshman and senior years of high school)
Application: With at least one other classmate, develop a claim sentence about each of these… Continue reading “Symbols and Types in Beowulf”
Here are three short videos on the context, form, and theme of the Angl0-Saxon epic Beowulf.
Screencasts like these will be a more prominent feature of my updated online Brit Lit survey course…
Beowulf is typically the first big work I teach each semester. When I’m thinking of new teaching methods or assignments, I typically try them out on this poem first. Here are a collection of easily accessible resources I will be giving my students about the poem. There is more where this came from, but it’s a good start for someone who is into the poem’s period, story, or form.