Claptrap, facile and inaccurate symbolism, the repetition of the tag and the slogan, are to be found mainly just now in third-rate literature, in popular speech, and in the less educated press.
The aim of this conclusion chapter is to sketch briefly the history of Anglo-Saxonism - that is, the study of the Anglo-Saxons and their literature - and to highlight a few of the ways that each age after the Norman Conquest has appropriated Old English literature for its own ideological ends. In this way Old English literature has continually been remade into something new, something it never really was, but something relevant to present purposes. It was in fact the political uses of Anglo-Saxon law that established study of the Old English language as an academic subject. The best-known writer to concern himself with Anglo-Saxon matters in the seventeenth century was John Milton. At a time when indeterminacy plays a vital role in the operation of literary hermeneutics, Old English offers valuable lessons on the mediation of language and culture.
Here are the high-scoring essays for our assignment two. Per announcement in class, these uploads are not following the format as faithfully. I just wanted to get you the info without having to worry about getting everything lined up to MLA standards. Note also that I am providing these examples for the sophistication of the explication, the students' knowledge of technical aspects and detail of analysis; the essays, however, may still contain other weaknesses.