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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.


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.


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