Beowulf and Old English Poems

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Name:Course:Professor:Date:Beowulf and the Old English Poetic TraditionsOld English poetry also known as the Anglo-Saxon poetry appears in various contexts in the modern translations and adaptations for studies and examinations. Beowulf, for instance, is described as the relics of the ancient past. It is assumed to have existed in the sixth century, and others prove that it is written within the seventh and the eighth centuries. According to research, Beowulf epic and heroic poem is set in Scandinavia with its rich poetic and cultural traditions (Tolkien, p. 17). A piece of evidence notes that Beowulf poem shall have been entered in poetic creation before the year 725 as it remains mysterious in its origin. In the depth and breadth of examining the origin of the epic poem, Beowulf gains interests from diverse poetics and encourages learners to dissect the rich elements of poetry during the era of the Angles and the Saxons as compared to the modern rendition.Old English poetry seems to have been departed from the middle and new poetry as far as language and style are concerned. The language is archaic flavored with figures of speech, analogy, stress, and defined meter in which the poet artistically nourishes his technique to be identified as the Anglo-Saxon origin. This technique serves as Germanic validation that Beowulf poem maintains its angle as the leading poetics before or during the Viking age. According to research, Beowulf poem deviates from modern poetry as i

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