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Gareth Hinds
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The Use of Alliteration in Beowulf

Summary: Analyzes the use of alliteration in the epic poem Beowulf. Explores how the literary device is used to describe important scenes in the story with Beowulf, Grendel and Grendel's mother. Examines Beowulf's credentials as an epic hero.
Beowulf, a courageous hero of whom this fascinating epic poem is about. The poem has an anonymous author because it was written many centuries ago. This poem consists of a writing technique called alliteration which is the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words. It is used to describe important scenes in the poem and is used numerous times.

Since this epic is all about Beowulf, we should start with alliterations used for him, it would only be the right thing to do. To show Beowulf's strength, "Bent back as Beowulf leaned up on one arm" (272). He crushes Grendel's claw with the force of only one hand. ."..Great bodies beating at its beautiful walls..." (295). The "B" sound in this alliteration portrays the boom, or beating sound that Beowulf created during his battle with Grendel...

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