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Beowulf, etc. / Day 13
Submit VIP / Latin / motherhood / bards/scops
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Review
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Disarm: take away a weapon; leave defenseless
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What does “dis” mean?
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“dis” = away from
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Mission: a duty one is sent to perform
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What does “miss” mean?
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“miss” = send
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Indiscreet = not discreet
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What does “in” mean?
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“in” = not, hear
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Audible = able to be heard
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What does “aud” mean?
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“aud” = hear
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TRANS / PORT
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Make a list of all the words you can come up with that have
either the prefix or root of the word “transport”.
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Translation: rendering in another language with the same
meaning
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Translucent: allowing light to pass through diffusely
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Porter = one who carries things, as baggage
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Import = to bring in goods; as, from a foreign country
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What do you think each part means?
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Prefix: trans = across
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Root: port = carry
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Essential Questions:
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Why do people tell stories?
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How are stories constructed?
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What is a hero?
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What is a true friend?
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What is a good leader?
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How does modern literature connect to literature of the past?
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Mummy Dearest
Brainstorm: what are the attributes of motherhood?
Let’s read about Grendel’s MUMMY…
Now, generate a list of words which describe Grendel and
Grendel’s mother
What is the connotative meaning of these descriptions?
What is the purpose of Grendel and his mummy in the epic?
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Why is oral tradition important
(consider the documentary)
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What is the role of the bard?
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Poem within a poem (framed narrative)
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Record any piece you can recite from memory in part or in
entirety
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Share recitation with partner and discuss implications of what
you can remember and recite
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Homework
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Finish reading/annotating Beowulf for:
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Literary devices
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Characterization
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Word choice / diction
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Syntax / structure
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Answering essential questions
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Connecting with the Heroic Cycle
Comparative / analytical essay on the horizon