THE DEVELOPMENT OF POETRY - Coggle Diagram
THE DEVELOPMENT OF POETRY
Anglo Saxon literature
It was anonymus and oral
They sang about celebrating epic values
They sang during special occasions
It was oral until 12th century
The poets were called "Scop"
The medieval lyric
During the Middle Age the lyric became popular. It expressed intense personal emotions and was sang with musical instruments
The main features of Anglo Saxon poetry
Alliteration was used to link the two halves of the line
Each line was divided in two halves by a break or a cesura and had four stresses.
The metrical romances
It emerged during the Middle Age. They were about:
The epic poem
It deals with the recollection of a glorius past in the national history of a country and the brave deeds of heroes.
The scene is often occupied by supernatural creatures
Is a long narrative composition. The main theme is the neture of heroic life and the function of leadership in heroic society. The style is elevated.
The society described is aristocratic and military.
The narrative is made by a series of vivid, pictorial flashes or type-scenes