Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Heroic Poems Abstract
* "Heroic Poems" addresses fragments of heroic poems with commonly held themes.
Laws, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Abstract
* "Deor," a first-person narrative, tells of how he is feeling given the loss of all of his possessions.
* "The Finnesburh Fragment" speaks to the joys associated with physical combat and the heroic code.
Elegies, and Exploration Abstract
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