BEOWULF ASSIGNEMENT - JaMere Tyler English 4 Ms Plowey 1...

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Ja’Mere Tyler English 4 Ms. Plowey 1 February 2007 An epic is a long narrative poem that celebrates a hero’s deeds. Many epics are based on historical facts, so that their public performance by poets would provide both entertainment and education for the audience. A typical epic has many characteristics in a story. For example, the setting is vast in its scopes and more often involves more than one nation. The poet uses formal diction and a serious tone and the poem reflects timeless values, such as courage and honor. The poem depicts universal themes such as good and evil or life and death. So, in looking at the characteristics I say yes, Beowulf is a typical epic because the story contains most of the elements that would indicate that it is written in the form of epic poetry. The first characteristic of the hero is that he is of a noble birth or holds a high position. In the story Beowulf , Beowulf is the nephew of King Higlac who is the also the King of Sweden. Beowulf is a warrior and when he hears about Grendel he goes to
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ENG 4462337 taught by Professor Dr. fenway during the Spring '10 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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