Wikimedia Commons. In the world that we sometimes think of as barbaric and violent, beauty was prized in visual ornamentation and literary elaboration. In this introduction to Anglo-Saxon literature, students will study the literature and literary techniques of the early Middle Ages, thus preparing students to read Beowulf with an appreciation for its artistry and beauty. Students will learn the conventions of Anglo-Saxon poetry, solve online riddles, write riddles, and reflect on what they have learned. Skip to main content. Lesson Plan.
After studying Beowulf, seniors in my classes are assigned an outside project consisting of writing a riddle. Students are free to model their riddles after the Anglo-Saxon riddles that are preserved in the Exeter Book. In fact, to get started, I read some of these riddles with my students. Not only do we have a good time, students learn and get to hear what constitutes an appropriate riddle.
This riddle is somewhat related to the above , having a sort of secret writing instead of runes. This looks at first like two different riddles; for it is not usual to solicit the answer twice. The two bracketed lines 4—5 are doubtless an interpolation by some overzealous copyist, to make everything more difficult. He used the simple old code of representing vowels by the alphabetically following consonants. The feet of the man and wife are not counted since they are neither underneath nor up above.
This is a riddle about fire. The two dumb creatures in the second line are two sticks rubbed together to make a flame or two stones struck together to make a spark. A wonderful warrior exists on earth. Two dumb creatures make him grow bright between them. Enemies use him against one another.
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