Epic Poem Question.docx - An epic poem is a long narrative poem that celebrates the deeds of a heroic figure Epic poems served several purposes \u2022 They

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An epic poem is a long narrative poem that celebrates the deeds of a heroic figure. Epic poems served several purposes: They told the stories of the culture's history . They passed down the culture's values . They entertained the listeners. HOW WELL do you think the passage below from Beowulf achieves the above purposes? Why? Explain. USE parts of the poem with in your answer—make sure to write at least 5 complete sentences. Image above is taken from your textbook pgs. 2-9. This passage is the background information for the excerpt.
It’s just here as a reminder of the context, since you’re not reading the entire epic poem. More important context: Side note-- Although Beowulf had come through the Anglo-Saxon tradition as a pagan story, it was recorded by a Christian society. The person or people who wrote the story down, probably working in a monastery, made a point to include Christian values, especially in the character of the hero Beowulf. Beowulf represents

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