Journal Prompt [IN 5] • Open your interactive notebook to page 5. • Copy down the journal prompt. • Thoughtfully address the prompt using complete sentences. Mind your spelling, grammar, and punctuation! Do you find Bede’s history of England more appealing than a standard history textbook? Why or why not?
Add to your interactive notebook… • Table of Contents • 7-8 “The Wife’s Lament” • Words Worth Knowing • Elegy: a poem that mourns the death of a person or laments something lost. • Assonance: the repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds in words that are close together.
The Wife’s Lament [IN 8] I make this song about me full sadly my own wayfaring. I a woman tell what griefs I had since I grew up new or old never more than now. 5 Ever I know the dark of my exile. First my lord went out away from his people over the wave-tumult. I grieved each dawn wondered where my lord my first on earth might be. Then I went forth a friendless exile 10 to seek service in my sorrow’s need. My man’s kinsmen began to plot by darkened thought to divide us two so we most widely in the world’s kingdom lived wretchedly and I suffered longing. Number the stanzas Chunk the text Summarize each stanza (10 words!) Respond to questions on [IN 7]. Should you need additional room, you may use [IN 8].