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Utopia
perfection
Renaissance
rebirth
Picts
a member of the people of the north of Scotland who became amalgamated with the Scots in the mid-eigth century
Hadrian's Wall
73 mile defensive barrier built by the emperor Hadrian in about A.D. 122
Animism
Latin word for "spirit"

Celts religion based on spirits
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Running history of England
Magna Carta 1215
The English were gradually creating a political system "by and for the people"
Symbolism
A literary movement that began in France during the late 19th century and advocated the use of highly personal symbols to suggest ideas, emotions, and moods
Tone
The attitude a writer takes toward the reader, a subject, or a character
Bard/Scop
Chief teller of history and news
Odin (Waden)
Wednesday (Odinsday)

poetry, death, magic
Thor (Thunor)
Thursday (Thorsday)

thunder and lightning
Iberia
Located in Spain and Portugal

(The Jukes)
1066
Last time that England was invaded. This last time they were invaded by the Duke of Normandy
King Arthur
Thought that when he "came back" he would embody Winston Churchill
Wyrd
one's fate in life
Alfred the Great
Decided that England needed their own history and that it needed to be written in English
Epic
A long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society
Vernacular
A way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or group of people
Alliteration
The repitition of constant sounds in words that are close to one another
Kenning
In Anglo-Saxon poetry, a metaphorical phrase or compound word used to name a person, place, thing, or even indirectly
Caesura
A pause or break within a line of poetry, usually indicated by the natural rhythm of the language
Imagery
Language that appeals to the senses
Theme
The central idea or insight of a work of literature
Comitatus
Loyalty between a king and his people
Epitaph
An inscription on a tombstone or a commemorative poem written about a person who has died
Personification
A kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human
Simile
A comparison of two unlike items using "like" or "as"
Ballad
Dancing song
Epigram
A brief, clever, and usually memorable statement
Sonnet
A fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, that has one of several rhyme schemes
Refrain
A repeated word, phrase, line, or group
Iambic Pentameter
A line of poetry made up of five iambs
Characterization
The process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
Frame Story
An introductory narrative within which one or more of the characters proceed to tell a story
Symbolism
A literary movement that egins in France during the late 19th century and advocated the use of highly personal symbols to suggest ideas, emotions, and moods
Satire
A kind of writing that ridicules human weakness, vice, or folly in order to bring about social reform
Irony
A contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality
Mock Epic
A comic narrative poem that parodies the epic by treating a trivial subject in a lofty, grand manner
Allusion
A reference to a statment, person, place, event, or thing that is known from literature
Fable
A very brief story in prose or verse that teaches a moral, or a practical lesson about life
Couplet
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Soliloquy
A long speech in which a haracter who is usually alone onstage expresses his or her private thoughts or feelings
Aside
Private words that a characer speaks to the audience/other character that are not supposed to be overheard by others onstage
Tragedy
A play, novel, or other narrative depicting serious and important events, in which the main character comes to an unhappy ending
Comedy
In general, a story that ends happily
Romance
A medieval verse narrative chronicling the adventures of a brave knight or other hero who must undertake a quest and overcome great danger for love of a noble lady or high ideal
Conceit
A fanciful and elaborate figure of speech that makes a surprising connection between two seemingly different things
Pastoral Poetry
Depicts rustic life in idyllic, idealized terms