Anglo mouth” (Paragraph, 3). Clearly, Caedmon was “glorified and

Anglo Saxon literature
is a type of an Old English poetry that divides in to 2 groups: Germanic and
the Christian. As per first unit notes, there are not much of an evidence of
Anglo Saxon literature, due to it being an oral poetry, which mostly consists of
songs and myths. 

I would like to start
my discussion with The Story of Caedmon. This poem is about a man who
received his talent, “The Gift from God” (Paragraph, 2) after dreaming about
it. Caedmon is an elderly male who is not able to sing and was very embarrassed
at the gatherings, when people were taking turns singing. However, in one of
his dreams God has visited him in his sleep and when Caedmon woke up he
remembered all the songs from the dream and was actually able to sign. Right
after, he went to monastery and informed his alderman about his miraculous gift
that he has gotten from the God. As author tells in his story; “And his songs
and poems were so beautiful to hear, that his teachers themselves wrote and
learned at his mouth” (Paragraph, 3).
Clearly, Caedmon was “glorified and honored with a divine gift” (Paragraph, 1).  Caedmon eventually produced many poems which
were all related to Religion, the creation Of God, Heaven and faith. In this
poem, teller
highlights the important role of faith and religion in the lives of people of
an Anglo Saxon period.

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In The Dream of Rood
teller tells a story about a powerful and heroic event in a history – Christ’s crucifixion. At the beginning of it, teller dreams
about a gorgeous, powerful “tree” that later on reveals as a cross, on which
Christ died.  Furthermore, author
describes the battle in which the Christ and the Rood revealed
as warriors. One of the heroic moments in this poem is how Rood was cut
out of the forest: “That was very long ago, I remember it still, that I was cut down
from the edge of the wood, ripped up by my roots. They seized me there, strong
enemies, made me a spectacle for themselves there, commanded me to raise up their
criminals” (Line 28- 32). Teller also emphases Christ, as a
warrior who climbed “The Rood” as if he was going into battle. By the end, the
poem takes a turn and the Dreamer is woken up with hope and inspiration to seek
the Rood again.

As we can see, both of
the poems show both religious and heroic impact on people’s life back in Anglo
Saxon period.  In both stories authors
describe events in very “bright colors” and shows the importance and value of
God and Faith.  The Story of Caedmon
mostly talks about Religious believes, where, on the other hand, author of The
Dream of Rods talks about a dark battle and value of Faith. Religion and heroic
values connect these two poems and provide a clear view on the values of Anglo
Saxon Period. These stories are a great example for nowadays reader to see how
much of a change has happened in
peoples Religious perspectives.