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What is the background of "The Dream of the Rood'' (Old English Religious Poetry)?

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The Dream of the Rood” [author unknown] was written in the seventh or eighth century. The poem was originally written in Old English and has been translated by many different scholars.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the last word of the title “rood” means crucifix or cross.  Part of the poem was originally located on the Ruthwell Cross in Northumbria in the eighth century. This was an example of a dream poem which was popular in the Middle Ages.

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