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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Pearl Poet

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Author: Pearl Poet

Years Written: Late 14th century

Type: Epic poem

Genre: Adventure

Perspective and Narrator:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight features an omniscient third-person narrator.

Tense:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight switches between past and present tenses, predominantly using past tense.

About the Title:

The poem describes a duel between Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's court, and the Green Knight, a supernatural challenger with mysterious origins.

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