The Anglo-Saxons: Poetry as Cultural Commentary For this journal, you

 

The Anglo-Saxons:  Poetry as Cultural Commentary

For this journal, you need to respond, citing textual moments from all three Old English poems, effectively and clearly to the prompt:

These poems, all different in terms of thematic focus, each reveal something about the culture of the original, targeted audience.  What does each poem teach about the things valued by the culture and society?  HOW does each teach it?  How does each “speak” with its audience to accomplish this?

As with all journals, I’m not interested in what I wrote in the lectures; I literally know that stuff.  I’m interested in how you engage with those texts you read / watched and how you think about them.