Alliteration in Beowulf: Examples


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In Beowulf, there is a repetitive use of the initial sounds of words, and this is called _____ .

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1. In Beowulf, the story was told by a poet. What is another name for a poet?

2. In Beowulf, what do the lines, 'Up from his swampland, sliding silently' help us understand about the action of the poem.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be asked five questions about the use of alliteration in Beowulf. You'll need to know when Beowulf was written and understand the effect that its alliteration has on readers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Understand what you call a repetitive use of initial sounds
  • Provide another name for a poet
  • Determine what a line from Beowulf helps the reader understand about the poem's action
  • Assess the effect that alliteration has on Beowulf 's readers and listeners
  • Know when the epic poem was first written

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away the most important information from the related Beowulf lesson
  • Making connections - provide another name for a poet
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of alliteration to determine what it does for readers and listeners of Beowulf

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson, Alliteration in Beowulf : Examples, to learn more about this epic poem's use of alliteration. The lesson helps students:

  • Learn about Beowulf 's oral and written history
  • Analyze examples of alliteration from the poem
  • Understand how alliteration grabs the reader's attention