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Surname 1 Student Name College Name Course Date Introduction This poem is a translation by Seamus Heaney with the translation adopting a stylized nature whipping the reader into the world while otherwise maintaining an inviting conversational tone. In the translation, most Anglo-Saxon poetry conventions are recreated by breaking the lines into two halves using a pause or a strong caesura wherever possible. The use of multiple names and phrases when referring to a single person, group or idea replicates the Beowulf style of poetry such as when Shield Sheafson is referred to as “scourge of many tribes” and also “wrecker of mead-benches.” Themes Apart from these stylistic features, a couple of thematic ideas are also employed throughout the poem. Heroism is one of the major themes employed whereby Sheafson is portrayed as a model of heroism whereby his heroic actions are emphasized to be of cultural importance. The heroic theme is further emphasized when the virtues of an early Danish King by
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