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Amber Aguilar Mrs. Funk English 12 th 7 October 2017 Beowulf Epic Form - “So Grendel ruled, fought with the righteous, One against many, and won; so Herot Stood empty, and stayed deserted for years, Twelve winters of grief for Hrothgar, king Of the Danes, sorrow heaped at his door By hell-forged hands.” Pg. 43 Poetic lines that have a regular meter and formal, elevated language - “No one Waited for reparation from his plundering claws: That shadow of death hunted in the darkness, Stalked Hrothgar’s warriors, old And young, lying in waiting, hidden In midst, invisibly following them from the edge Of the marsh, always there, unseen.” Pg. 43 Poetic lines that have a regular meter and formal, elevated language - “In his far-off home Beowulf, Higlac’s Follower and the strongest of the Geats – greater And stronger than anyone anywhere in this world –…” Pg. 44 Main character who has heroic or superhuman qualities - “I have come so far, O shelterer of warriors and your people’s loved friend, That this one favor you should not refuse me – That I, alone and with the help of my men, May purge all evil from this hall.” Pg. 48 Main character who has heroic or superhuman qualities - “The battle was over, Beowulf Had been granted new glory…” Pg.51 Main character who has heroic or superhuman qualities Aguilar
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- “God must decide Who will be given to death’s cold grip.” Pg. 48 Gods or godlike beings who intervene in the events - “He who is truly God.” Pg. 55 Gods or godlike beings who intervene in the events - “He took us For soldiers, for men. He meant to kill This monster himself, our mighty king, Fight this battle alone and unaided, As in the days when his strength and daring dazzled Men’s eyes. But those days are over and gone And now our lord must lean on younger Arms. And we must go to him, while angry Flames burn at his flesh, help Our glorious king! By almighty God, I’d rather burn myself than see Flames swirling around my lord.” Pg. 60-61 Gods or godlike beings who intervene in the events - “No Dane doubted The victory, for the proof, hanging high From the rafters where Beowulf had hung it, it was the monster’s Arm, claw and shoulder and all.” Pg. 51 The action usually involves the fates of entire people - “I believe in your words, I trust in Your friendship. Go forward, weapons and armor And all, on into Denmark.” Pg.46 The action usually involves the fates of people Epic Hero - “And after that bloody Combat the Danes laughed with delight. He who had come to them from across the sea, Bold and strong-minded, had driven affliction Off, purged Herot clean.” Pg. 51 The epic hero, Beowulf, is a man of high social status whose fate affects the destiny of his people - “Grendel’s mother Is hidden in her terrible home, in a place You’ve not seen. Seek it, if you dare! Save us, Once more and again twisted gold, Heaped-up ancient treasure, will reward you For the battle you win!” Pg. 52 The epic hero, Beowulf, is a high man of high social status whose fate affects the destiny of his people Aguilar
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