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1.) The traits that raise the fight of Beowulf and Grendal to an epic struggle are, no one could kill Grendal, so a super-human "god like" person would have to kill him. A second trait is that Beowulf could not hurt the sea-hag with his sword. He had to use a sword made by giants.

2.)There are a bunch of kenning's used in Beowulf . Here are six examples. War-blade is a kenning for a sword (1363). Another is the kenning, world-candle, for which means the sun (1333). War-gear means armor (1313). Sea-cloth means a sail for a ship (1322). Sea-dragon means a nicor (937). Sea-goer is a kenning for Beowulf or his men.

3.)This story is filled with appositives. On line 125 " the son of Hefadlene was heavy-hearted, sorrowfully brooding in sore distress. This is a non-essential appositive. On line 252 it says "Im hrotgars harold, his servant thane. This is a non-essential appositive. On line 311 Hrotgar spoke, "I'm Hygalc's thane, his kinsman". This piece is non-essential to the story. Line 316 states "The best of buildings, this boasted hall. We know that the mead hall is the best of bulidings and it dose not add to the line.. Therefore it is non-essential. On line 438 it says "From the east rose the sun, a bright beacon of God". I believe that is essentional because it switch the fate of paganism to Christianity. On line 1352 it states, "Then the bude men brought him his boar crested head-piece, The towering helmet. This is non-essential to the piece because' "Head-piece" and "Helmet" mean the same thing..

5.) On line 768 and 769 It states that Beowulf has super-human strength like odysseus. Also on line 1261 it states that Beowulf missed home just like odysseus.



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