The rhythm of Beowulf
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The rhythm of Beowulf an interpretation of the normal and hypermetric verse-forms in Old English poetry by John Collins Pope

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Published by Yale University Press, H. Milford, Oxford University Press in New Haven, London .
Written in English


  • Beowulf,
  • English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Versification

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Edition Notes

Statementby John Collins Pope ...
LC ClassificationsPR1588 .P6
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 386 p. incl. tables.
Number of Pages386
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6431218M
LC Control Number42002647

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  Reconstructing the rhythm of Beowulf by Creed, Robert Payson, Publication date Topics Beowulf -- Versification, English language -- Old English, ca. -- Rhythm Publisher Columbia: University of Missouri Press Collection Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : E-BOOK EXCERPT. Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland.   "Beowulf," a poem written sometime between the eighth and tenth centuries AD, is the first surviving epic in what would become the English language. Beowulf is a young man, who, in his youth, was an unsettled, unmotivated prince of the Danish Geats. As he matures, he hears of a neighbouring king's problems, and ventures on the sea to help out/5(5). The present work is a modest effort to reproduce approximately, in modern measures, the venerable epic, Beowulf. Approximately, I repeat; for a very close reproduction of Anglo-Saxon verse would, to a large extent, be prose to a modern ear.. The Heyne-Socin text and glossary have been closely followed. Occasionally a deviation has been made, but always for what seemed good and sufficient reason.