Anglo-Saxon Riddles Analysis - A prereading activity for Beowulf

Anglo-Saxon Riddles Analysis - A prereading activity for Beowulf
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This lesson asks students to analyze ancient Anglo-Saxon riddles. It can be used as a hook activity to get students engaged in reading Anglo-Saxon poetry before they actually begin reading Beowulf. During the lesson, students are asked to look for poetic devices that were common during this time period like caesuras, kennings, and alliteration. This lesson will not only give students the opportunity to practice reading and analyzing ancient riddles, but it will also offer them engagement and entertainment as well.
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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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