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Name the characteristics of an epic hero 1. hero of noble birth/ high position in society2. legendary importance3. character traits= reflect important ideals of society4. deeds reflect values of era5. performs actions that often determine fate of nation epic tradition…

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Beowulf (SparkNotes)

Beowulf The protagonist of the poem. Beowulf is a Geatish hero who fights the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a fire-breathing dragon. Beowulf’s exploits prove him to be the strongest, ablest warrior of his time. In his youth, he personifies…

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Beowulf Study Guide

Characters: Matching … Beowulf Heroic warrior who later became king of the Geats Grendel Monster – bears the curse of the descendents of Cain Grendel’s mother sea nymph-like monster, seeks vengeance on Danes for the death of son Scyld arrives…

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Beowulf questions

Why does Hrothgar decide to build a mighty hall? What does he call it? Describe this hall. Hrothgar had many young followers after many victories of war. He had so many followers that they turned into an army so he…

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Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature: Beowulf

Both Old English and modern English poetry use alliteration, which is~a long pause.~the use of two stressed syllables.~a type of rhyme.~the repetition of consonant sounds. ~the repetition of consonant sounds. Read the passage from Beowulf.The hero arose, surrounded closelyby his…

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Beowulf

When was it written? Between 700 -1000 AD Who is the author? unknown Where does Beowulf take place? Denmark & Sweden, in Scandinavia How was the story spread? Oral tradition Who actually wrote down the story of Beowulf? Christian monks…

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Beowulf

Who are the Geats? People of Sweden, Beowulf Who are the Danes? The people from Denmark, Beowulf goes to help them What is Beowulf’s strength? 30 men What is Naegling? Beowulf’s ancestral sword Who is the king of the Geats?…

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Beowulf Kennings and Epithets

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ENGLISH 1.05 QUIZ – BEOWULF & GRENDEL

What was the name of the hall in which Beowulf & Grendel battled? Heorot Why does Beowulf put aside his weapons & armor? Grendel fights without weapons, so Beowulf chooses to do the same. Why do so many people gather…

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