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 (kăd′mən) Died c. 680.
Anglo-Saxon poet, considered the earliest English poet. According to Bede, he was an elderly herdsman who received the power of song in a vision.


(Biography) 7th century ad, Anglo-Saxon poet and monk, the earliest English poet whose name survives


(ˈkæd mən)

fl. A.D. c670, Anglo-Saxon religious poet.
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Besserman offers thorough readings of Caedmon's Hymn and two Middle English lyrics as well as detailed readings of portions of the Old English Exodus, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Troilus and Criseyde, and Le Morte Darthur.
Caedmon's hymn and material cultural in the world of Bede.
linguistic stress, metrical stress, alliteration, caesura) and illustrates it with lines of Caedmon's Hymn (c.
of London, emeritus) uses illustrations of literary texts such as Caedmon's Hymn (the earliest extant English poem), the opening page of King Alfred's first translation, and contrasting manuscripts of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.