Caedmon's <em>Hymn</em> Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Kenning or Compound Words
You know when you play Taboo and you have to describe a certain word without saying it? A kenning is like an extremely poetic kind of Anglo-Saxon Taboo that uses figurative language to dress up a p...
The Kingly: Ruling and Building
In Anglo-Saxon England, communities were organized according to complex relationships between "ruler" and "ruled." Rulers could be a variety of people wielding power: chieftains leading tribes, abb...
Descriptions of God
A hymn exists to praise God, so it's no surprise that a lot of Caedmon's poetic invention goes to describing the good things God has created and thinking up elegant titles for him. Notice that ther...
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