Essay Archive - Beowulf
The excerpt of Beowulf that I read in class was far better than I expected. I was able to understand it easily both from a poetic and dialect standpoint. The story was also very suspenseful and far ahead of it's time for action.
This poem was written in a very easily understood, straightforward fashion. Even though it was arranged in lines, you read as if it wasn't. The sheet that accompanies the story explains, "Read Beowulf as you would read prose, stopping not at the end of each line, but at end punctuation that shows the end of a sentence." The dialect that ....