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    different to others they might have some themes that go together but they help the understanding of the novel, poem even the story itself. Three titles that I enjoyed and wouldn't mind reading again would have to be The Exeter Book, Elegy and and An Essay On Man The Exeter Book is a

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    The Seafarer Analysis

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    Excellent Exeter (Three messages from the Exeter poems) “ It’s not being dissatisfied with your companion of the moment—your friend or lover or even spouse”(Shulevitz). In life there are many different types of people, there are people who like to go out and adventure. Or there are people who like to stay in their hometown and never leave because they get a sense of security. Or there are some people that love to be alone and others who get lonely quite easy. No matter what type of person you are

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    Anglo Saxon Influence

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    traditions in law and government. They were referred to as the “First Englishmen” and left the strongest reminder of their presence in ways such as the Exeter Book. The Exeter Book was literature that expressed all the ways and values of the Anglo-Saxon people. “The seafarer”, “the wanderer”, and “the wife's lament” being part of the Exeter book expressed the central theme of isolationism. The elegy “The Seafarer” is poem about a man who both loves and hates the sea. Elegiac tradition is one of many

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    Loss and Reflection in “The Wife’s Lament” Isolation from society can evoke a deep loneliness and self-reflection. The poem "The Wife's Lament" from the Exeter Book expresses the desolation of exile. The dominant theme is the contrast of a happy past and a bleak present of isolation. The anonymous author of "The Wife's Lament" uses setting, tone, and conflict to develop the theme of great loss. He/she augments a situation in which meditation on life's past joys is the only redemption in a life sentenced

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    The Anglo-Saxons’ writing is infused with their beliefs and values. Ideas about fate, loyalty, and God are at the core of their stories. Poems from The Exeter Book and the poem Beowulf demonstrate these values. By reading their stories people can better understand the Anglo-Saxon society. Perhaps the best way to determine a culture’s beliefs and values would be to analyze the heroes they created in their stories. In the poem Beowulf, the hero exhibits strength, loyalty, bravery, and a strong Christian

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    The poem Wulf and Eadwacer displays a number of typical characteristics associated with the genre of the Old English Elegies. In this essay I aim to identify such defining characteristics and discuss why, from Paul Muldoon's translation, Wulf and Eadwacer is in every sense an Old English Elegy. I will examine the environment in which the poem is set, the theme of social isolation, the 'lif is laene' motif, the 'ubi sunt' lamentation and the medieval concept of 'wyrd'. I will highlight and support

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    great mystery to scholars because of its unknown meaning and where it is found in writing. It is one of the poems written within the Exeter Book. The Exeter Book was written in about the tenth century and is filled with both historical poems and riddle poems. Part of the mystery of the meaning of Wulf of Eadwacer comes from where it is placed within the Exeter Book. The poem lies at the very end of the historical poems, which are poems that focus on historic events and people, and at the very beginning

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    In the Exeter Book there are three different stories all inside one story. There is, “The Seafarer” translated by Burton Raffel, “The Wanderer” translated by Charles W. Kennedy, and “The Wife’s Lament” which is translated by Ann Stanford. They are all about different stories at different times but yet they all tie into one bigger story with a bigger message behind them all. They separate them into multiple stories so that when they someone reads them all they will see a bigger picture. In these stories

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    The Anglo-Saxons Code “The Discussion of the Three Exeter Books” The Anglo-Saxons code is very important to the people who were living in the medieval time period. Many of the people who were living in this time period would follow the rules and code that the Anglo-Saxons had. There is are many stories that were written during this time period, but the ones that were very surreal was the exeter book. The poems that we got to read in the Exeter book was The Seafarer, The Wanderer, and The Wife’s Lament

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    The Anglo-Saxon culture believes in the power of fate and how much it controls someones life. This belief is seen numerous times throughout the three epics within the Exeter book, as each speaker has faced hardships that has led them to their current situations. “The Seafarer” and “The Wander” have quite a bit in common, especially when they conclude with trying to find happiness within their lives. However, “The Wife's Lament” takes a different turn, as she decides to spend her days sorrowfully

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