No… a Beowulf is not a food. Its an epic poem. My initial reaction to the word was “What does it taste like?” and “What color is it?”, so it is important to gather some background knowledge on the book… before, well… reading it. If anyone remembers the last epic poem I read, Evangeline, then you might already know what an epic poem is. An epic poem, according to Dictionary.com, is ” a long narrative poem telling of a hero’s deeds”. The same source says Beowulf is :
( italics ) an English alliterative epic poem, probably written in the early 8th century a.d.
the hero of this poem.
That basically outlines what we are getting into, but isn’t enough. After all, we are actually reading it. According to another source, many people and events in Beowulf are real people and historical events, which leads the question, was Beowulf himself real? Well, it is plausible, but not very likely.
So, Are you ready for an all new book???
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