Beowulf: Poem Review

Beowulf: Poem Review

Cumbrous
Big and bulky, hard to manage, unwieldly
Runes
Letters of an ancient alphabet
Moors
Open wasteland; a tract of open wasteland of ten overgrown, wet and covered in heather
Cleave
Cut
Valiance
Courage
Mere
Polluted, yucky, murky lake or pool of water
Asunder
Spilt apart into parts
Grendel
Red eyes, red face, hairy arms, claws, terrorizes the Danes, eats people, killed by Beowulf, strong
Grendel’s Mother
Iron fingers, ugly, big hairy arms. Old Hag, Water Witch, She Devil and lives at lake
Dragon
Hoards gold, poisonous bite, fire breathing, angered by theft if golden cup, killed by Wiglaf and Beowulf.
Beowulf
Mighty warrior, prince of feats, kills monsters and seeks fame
Wiglaf
Beowulf’s nephew, becomes king, help fights dragon
Hrothgar
King of the Danes
Unferth
Hrothgar’s advisor, jealous of Beowulf.
Weatheow
Queen of Danes
Aschere
Kings friend killed by Grendel’s mother.
Higlac
King of Geats and Beowulf’s uncle
Sweden
Where Beowulf is from
Denmark
Where Grendel is from
700 A.D.
Written
Epic Poem
Type of literature
Grendel attacked for…
12 years
Epic hero Cycle
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