Beowulf Summary
Richard Wilbur

Everything you need to understand or teach Beowulf by Richard Wilbur.

  • Beowulf Summary & Study Guide
Follow Us on Facebook

Beowulf Summary

"Beowulf" appeared in Richard Wilbur's second volume of poetry, Ceremony and Other Poems (1950), the book that established him as one of the preeminent American poets of his generation. In this poem, Wilbur retells part of an Old English epic, or long narrative poem, also called "Beowulf." He describes the hero of the ancient poem from a mid-twentieth century point of view.

The epic "Beowulf" was written between the mid-seventh and the late tenth centuries...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The Beowulf Study Pack contains about 37 pages of study material in 1 product, including:

Beowulf Study Guide