ENGLISH 211 DREAM OF THE ROOD QUESTIONS
Assigned: "Dream of the Rood" (Vol. A, 33-36).
"Dream of the Rood"
1. Personification -- the bestowal of human capacities upon animals or objects -- seems to have been a fairly common poetic device in medieval times. What special perspective on Christ's sacrifice does that device offer in this short meditative poem?
2. What lesson about life and faith does the dreamer-poet draw from his vision?
Edition: Greenblatt, Stephen and Carol T. Christ. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th. edition. Package 1: Vols. A, B, C. Paperback. Norton: 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0393913002.