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Kenning
A Phrase used in place of something else.

eg: Bone Cage = Ribs
Whale Highway = Ocean
Paradox
A statement that doesn't make sense at first because of the two opposites in it but makes deeper sense.

Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair
Dramatic Irony
When the Audience knows something the characters don't.
Soliloquy
One Person talking to them self.
Monologue
One person talking to the audience/ reader.
Metaphysical Poet
A poet who talks about sophisticated things such as astronomy.

eg: Andrew Marvell + John Donne + Robert Herrick
Iambic Pentameter
10 beats per line, 5 stressed and 5 unstressed syllables
Italian Sonnet
ABBA ABBA Rhyme Scheme
Shakespearian Sonnet
ABAB CDCD Rhyme Scheme
Prose/ Verse
Everyday Talking/ Writing with meter.
Carpe Diem
Seize the Day Poets

eg: Queen Elizabeth + Andrew Marvell
In Media Res
In the Middle of Things
Beowulf
The King of the Geats who fights with excessive pride.
Hrothgar
Danish King
Unferth
Taunts Beowulf because of his loss in a swimming challenge.
Gives him his sword.
Grendel
The Monster who Beowulf defeats first.
Wiglaf
Beowulf most trusted fighter
Hrunting
Unferth's Sword
Wealtheo
Hrothgar's Wife: The first woman mentioned in English literature.
The Wife of Bath
5 husbands, deaf in one ear, feminist
The Pardoner
Greedy pardon who sells pardons and relics.
The Prioress
Bad manners with a soft heart
The Parson
A virtuous character who talks about the 7 deadly sins
The Knight
Noble, Modest, Rusty Armor, Fights for himself
The Squire
The knights son. A novice warrior into love
The Cook
Bad person who squeezes pus out of his knee onto his special dish
The Monk
Tells sad stories
The Friar
Talks about bad summoners.
The Miller
Drunk shouting guest who mocks the reeve
The Reeve
A Carpenter who's tale mocks the miller
The Summoner
Takes bribes and goes around to bring people to church court.
Sir Gawain
Steps up to the plate to cut off the Green Knights Head
Green Knight
Gets his head cut off in a challenge to King Aurthur's Court
Macbeth
Bad Main Character whos lust for power causes him to kill everyone in his way
Lady Macbeth
Bad woman who persuades Macbeth to kill
Duncan
King who is murdered by Macbeth
Banquo
The father of Kings to Come
Donalbane
Duncans Son. Flees to Ireland
Malcom
Duncans son who flees to england.
Macduff
Family is murdered by Macbeth so he kills Macbeth
Porter
Drunk doorkeeper who hints that Macbeth's castle is hell.
The Weird Sisters
The 3 Witches who tell prophecies
Seyton
Tells Macbeth Lady Macbeth is dead.
1066
Norman Conquest
14-15th Century
Chaucer writes Canterbury Tales
16th Century
Renaissance- Shakespeare writes Macbeth
1100
Beowulf Manuscript is written
600
Date of Original Beowulf
410
Romans Left England
16th Century
Renaissance- Shakespeare writes Macbeth
1100
Beowulf Manuscript is written
600
Date of Original Beowulf
410
Romans Left England