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Overview

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Author

Unknown

Years Composed

c. 700–750 CE

Type

Epic poem

Genre

Adventure

Perspective and Narrator

Beowulf is told from a third-person omniscient perspective as the narrator shows glimpses of many characters' feelings and viewpoints.

Tense

Beowulf is told primarily in the past tense.

About the Title

Beowulf is named after its heroic protagonist, Beowulf, as a way of further honoring his achievements and moral character.

Summary

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