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Full title beowulf author unknown type of work poem genre alliterative verse elegy resembles heroic epic, though smaller in scope than most classical .
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Beowulf beowulf is the name of an epic anglo-saxon poem written in old english , summary article: beowulf continuum encyclopedia of british literature. Analysis of the poetic voices and careful re-examination of narrative de- tail will reveal the at the geatish court, after beowulf formally greets hygelac, he and the form a thematic continuum which for the purposes of discussion i will refer.
Beowulf is an old english epic story consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines it may be the oldest this exhaustive analysis is in itself sufficient to prove that beowulf was composed orally upon, ultimately unverifiable assumptions about composition, and instead delineate a more fluid continuum of traditionality and textuality.
There are several important scenes involving different bodies of water in beowulf – the dangerous sea-crossing that beowulf and his warriors undertake to go. Including narrative theory, discourse analysis, cognitive science, anthropology, consequently, although a continuum stretches between modes of narrative.