Tipo di esercizi
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Completamento aperto,
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Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature
Libro
Performer Heritage (Second Edition) / Volume 1
Capitolo
Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature
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Anglo-Saxon literature
Complete the passage with the correct information.

The main features of Anglo-Saxon literature was to be ________ and oral. Anglo-Saxon poetry was the result of a process of ________ until, in the ________ century, ________ clerks started writing it down. The epic and the ________ were the two complementary modes of poetry, and ________ and alliteration its main formal aspects. Another important feature was the ________, a formulaic phrase used to substitute a name or noun.
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Beowulf: language and style
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: In Beowulf, the typical elements of the epic style are not present.
B: Repetition is one of the main features.
C: Language is not highly stylistic.
D: There are long lists and mythical and Christian elements.
E: Alliteration is not used.
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The medieval lyric and the metrical romances
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. During the Middle Ages lyrics ________ popular.
2. Lyrics spoke about ________.
3. The metrical romance was a tale in ________ which emerged in the Middle Ages.
4. The metrical romances came from three main sources: Rome, France and ________.
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The epic poem and the pagan elegy
The following features belong either to the epic poem or to the pagan elegy. Choose the correct alternative.
A: The main character is the lone wanderer.
B: It is a long narrative poetic composition.
C: The main theme is the nature of heroic life.
D: It is a lyrical poem, generally in the form of a dramatic monologue.
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The medieval ballad
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Medieval ballads were
A: composed between the 12th and 13th centuries.
B: anonymous.
C: intended for singing and dancing.
D: written in a simple language.
E: collected by Bishop Thomas Percy in 1657.
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The medieval ballad: a classification
Complete the classification of ballads with the correct words.

1. They deal with supernatural creatures or witchcraft: ballads of ________.
2. They deal with love affairs: ballads of ________.
3. They deal with the struggles between the Scots and the English people: ________ ballads.
4. They deal with people who "robbed the rich to give to the poor": ballads of ________.
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The medieval narrative poem
Complete the text with the words below.

A narrative poem is a story written in ________. It is characterised by narrative elements, such as the ________ in time and place, the description of ________, and the use of a ________. ________ of stories were popular in the Middle Ages and their purpose was to ________ and instruct. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is the greatest narrative poem in English: it is not only a collection of verse ________, but also a long poem with a 'General ________': in it, the meaning of each tale is related to its ________ and to the other characters in the poem, who make up the ________.
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Beowulf: the origins
Complete the following sentences with the correct information.

1. Beowulf was written in ________ English.
2. At first, it had no ________.
3. It was called Beowulf, which was the name of its ________.
4. In the poem there are ________ elements, but the story is invented.
5. Originally, it was perhaps an ________ for a king.
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Beowulf: plot
Read the text below and find the nine mistakes in it.

The poem is divided into four parts in which there is always the same hero. In the first part the setting is Norway, where the king's warriors are terrified by a monster named Grendel. Then Beowulf, a young German warrior, arrives to defeat Grendel. He manages to wound him, but Grendel's sister wants revenge. Beowulf wounds her too, then he goes back to Germany and becomes King. When he is old, he has another fight against a snake and, with the help of his son Wiglaf, he kills the monster, but he receives a fatal wound and dies.
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Beowulf: themes
Complete the text with the words below.

In Beowulf there is a warrior ________, in which the ________ between the king and his warriors is based on ________. The warriors defend their king's ________ in order to get ________ things. It is a world where ________ governs. It is considered an epic poem because the ________ of the story takes the reader to different ________ and the action consists of ________ deeds, and there is also the classic battle of good against ________.
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