learning goal: how can I enter the imaginative world of the poem?

guideposts and things to watch for

draw arrows on board-map, showing opening events and people

sounds in modern English (Heaney, line 1 ff.), sounds in Old English (U.Va, line 702b ff.)

meter (xxix; cf. tale of Siegmund 803ff.), kennings (ll. 10, 143, 258, etc.)

thole (lines 14, 411 & xxv-xxvi)

wyrd (xvii)  “unknowable but certain”

time to read towards this week’s goal (l. 2000)

 

 

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