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The entire body of '''Anglo-Saxon poetry''' consists of little more than 30 000 lines. It is by nature alliterative rather than rhyming. It catches the [[Anglo-Saxon]] people either side of their conversion to [[Christianity]], and so includes both devout Christian works and a darker [[Pagan]] worldview.
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==Specific examples==
 
==Specific examples==
  
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* [[Battle of Brunnanburh]]
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* [[Battle of Maldon]]
 
* [[Beowulf]]
 
* [[Beowulf]]
* [[Battle of Maldon]]
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* [[Dream of the Rood]]
* [[Battle of Brunnanburh]]
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* [[Exeter Book of Riddles]]
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==Related Links==
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* [ftp://ftp.std.com/WWW/obi/Anglo-Saxon/aspr/contents.html The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry]

Revision as of 21:51, 17 June 2004

The entire body of Anglo-Saxon poetry consists of little more than 30 000 lines. It is by nature alliterative rather than rhyming. It catches the Anglo-Saxon people either side of their conversion to Christianity, and so includes both devout Christian works and a darker Pagan worldview.

Specific examples

Related Links