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Textual analysis Beowulf Beowulf is a very complex piece of literature or perhaps I just have a small mind never the less it was difficult for me to understand It was originally a folk-lore passed verbally through the years therefore it was told in a manor that could be easily remembered and retold This story was told possibly sang to warriors before they went into battle It was told to then to put a sense of bravery When this story was told the narrator used alliteration kenning and a sing-song pattern this helped the story teller to remember the story Who the original speaker is in this story is not stated but the reader gets the idea that it is a person that was watching from a distance It was not one of the warriors for they ran off Perhaps it was just a commoner that wants to see what is being done for his own safety This story was passed by mouth for close to five hundred years Told to warriors right before they went out to battle The story teller would have possibly sang this story so that it could be remembered Because of this there is a certain flow to the piece not any rhyming but there is a general flow The first sign of alliteration occurs on the first line of the piece extracted from the story Then the dangerous dragon It goes on to emphasize the burdening problem the dragon scourge of the Geats is towards the innocent Geats When in reality the Geats were doing as much killing as the dragon and their killing was probably less justifiable than the dragons considering the dragon was fighting for his own survival In this case though the dragon was killing in a rage over his missing treasure Nevertheless the Geats see the dragon as pure evil He was intent a third time upon attack Perhaps by his relentless attacking it
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