This worksheet covers some of the literary elements used in beowulf and also addresses some of the key events of the epic. It is the work of christian monks who preserved the literature of the past by copying manuscripts. Here you can find literature interactive and downloadable worksheets. Beowulf says he had to slow down to swim with brecca, to stay by his side. Part 1 is drawn with ink using a dip pen and brush, then colored digitally. The legend of a hero collectors classics 1st by nicky raven, john howe isbn. In this lesson, get to know beowulf, the fearless warrior who takes on any challenge, and compare and contrast. The story of heroic beowulf and his battles with the monster grendel and also with grendels mother not to mention the dragon is rather awesome. The facingpage translation is accompanied in this edition by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. Grade 8 grammar, usage, and mechanics rules and instructio. A new telling by robert nye and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. We are sprung from the lineage of the people of geatland, and higelacs. The chief of the strangers rendered him answer, wartroopers leader, and wordtreasure opened. Beowulf by morpurgo, michael and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
The story begins with the danish king hrothgar, whose. Derived from the classic tale, beowulf is the story of a mighty warrior and king. Next i play the you tube video of seamus heaney reading beowulf. A scop had written a poem about beowulf that made him famous.
Beowulf makes a great speech about bravery, citing that god will look after him in his deed, and leaps into the lake wearing armor and carrying a great sword. At this i ask students to look again, and someone says, beowulf wrenched the arm off. I picked up this book because it is one of the required reading books for my son and school starts next week. Beowulf puzzle pack worksheets, activities, games download. Victoria symons puzzles out the meaning of monsters in beowulf, comparing the hero with grendel, grendels mother and the dragon. Monsters and heroes in beowulf the british library. S 61 reproducible student worksheet students page beowulf chapters xxxii xliii writing to beowulf s author objective. Beowulf puzzle pack worksheets, activities, games download rating required select rating 1 star worst 2 stars 3 stars average 4 stars 5 stars best name. On the positive side, it is a very readable retelling of the epic poem beowulf. Jun 01, 2019 poetry, epic poetry, monsters, epic poetry, english old, juvenile literature, adaptations, beowulf about the edition a retelling of the exploits of the anglosaxon warrior, beowulf, and how he came to defeat the monster grendel.
Are the tasks beowulf undertakes tried by anyone else. Anglo saxon timeline worksheet to be filled in by students beowulf vocabulary graphic organizer 10 words front and back comic strip choosing 1 of the 3 battles to recreate sequencing and summary comic strip for entire tale compare and contrast essay ass. The classic story of beowulf, hero and dragonslayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. Make sure you are clear on the battle between grendel and beowulf by taking this interactive, online quiz. Grendel was noted to be spawned from monsters fathered by cain rather than just born. Heres where youll find analysis about the book as a whole, from the major themes. Aug 06, 2007 this man is beowulf, whose heroic dragonslaying deeds were sung in the courts of anglosaxon england more than a thousand years ago. British literature curriculum glen ridge public schools.
Some specific terms youll be tested on include alliterative verse and caesura. Beowulf project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks read. This adaptation of an old english epic describes the feats of the warrior beowulf, who arrives in the great hall of heorot to defeat a bloodthirsty monster. Beowulf had saved hrothgars daughter from a dragon b. Novelist, englishman and admittedly incompetent amateur blacksmith tom holt offers readers two previously published comic fantasies under one cover in expecting beowulf with a bonus of a very funn. Buy beowulf, and other old english poems revised and enlarged 2nd ed by hieatt, constance isbn. These recurring ideas become very important when readers interpret their understanding of the literature to apply or compare various incidents or things. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. This helps show that grendel is being punished in the passage. Beowulf by robert nye abebooks abebooks shop for books. Beowulf travels with his men to the evil fiery lake where grendels mother lives. After suffering mistreatment and several neardisasters, the beowulf manuscript is now safely housed in the british library in london.
Beowulf is an old english epic poem consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines. Beowulf swims down through the lake for many hours, finally coming upon grendels mother. More silent seemed the son of ecglaf1 in boastful speech of his battledeeds, since athelings all, through the earls great prowess, beheld that hand, on the high roof gazing. Grendel uses mechanical imagery to describe beowulfperhaps the most. Awardwinning author and illustrator james rumford forges his own account of beowulf with the few anglosaxon words still present in our language. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Oct 20, 2009 i missed it when we read this story in class but shes still making me do the worksheets with no book. Beowulf questions and answers engels literatuurgeschiedenis. An example of an allegorical interpretation would be that given by an ancient commentator for the iliad, book 20, verse 67. Research kinds of monsters and create a visual representation of a monster created at this time through the coming together of different cultures.
Does beowulf have an antagonist he must meet at some point. Beowulf says that he has advice for hrothgar, so the coastguard points him toward. Beowulf beowulf beowulf beowulf beowulf beowulf beowulf. Beowulf is an old english epic poem written anonymously around 975 ad. Beowulf worksheets by ilove2teach teachers pay teachers.
Survivor the sole surviving copy of beowulf dates from about the year. The three sections of beowulf are done in different materials. With cornell notes, foldables, tons of online links, practice worksheets, and. Compare the influx of nations and cultures as present in beowulf and white teeth summer reading research and apply background historical knowledge. Communicating with the author activity in the space that follows, write a letter to the author of beowulf to give him or her your thoughts on the book remember, no one knows exactly who wrote it. The project gutenberg ebook of beowulf this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You can do the exercises online or download the worksheet as pdf.
Classic fiction, 2,585 words, level x grade 5, lexile 870l multilevel book also available in levels u and z1. Literary devices in beowulf assonance helps draw a connection to the words an example of assonance is by god, punished forever for the crime, in the wrath of grendel. An edition with relevant shorter texts by bruce mitchell. To defend our folk and to furnish assistance, thou soughtest us hither, good friend beowulf. These are someof the reasons why beowulf is a great example of an early english epic. This magnificent new edition, which includes relevant shorter texts and key illustrations, is designed specifically to help those who, while already enjoying some acquaintance with old english, come to beowulf for the first time. In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, teachingbooks supports the first amendment and celebrates the right to read.
Literary devices in beowulf by ciera collins on prezi. This lesson will focus on his battles with these fearsome creatures, from the epic poem beowulf. Translation by michael alexander, first published on 1973 is very skillfully put together and admirable. For homework i assign the old english etymologies worksheet asking students to find ten examples of old english words from the text, compare to dictionary words and write down the modern word, old english spelling and o. Part 2 is drawn and painted on wood panels using technical pen, watercolor, acrylic, and color pencil.
Every book on your english syllabus summed up in a quote from the office. However, all of these tales most likely spawned from beowulf, the oldest surviving english poem written in anglo saxon around the 11th century a. Beowulf worksheet with answer key by teaching to inspire tpt. Hrothgar had done a favor for beowulf s father hrothgar was beowulf s uncle c. Student annotated beowulf shrinklit i ask students what they learned about beowulf. It is the oldest surviving long poem in old english and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of old english literature. Beowulf is a classic epic poem, and this quiz worksheet combo will test your knowledge of its plot and major characters.802 1261 290 918 238 1424 623 66 506 1372 1155 279 1056 1551 1682 694 1215 853 1316 1410 620 1228 1045 116 472 379 436 1062 963 1359 809 60 1337 1234 943 514 1232 65 467 1267 1343 640 93 225 544 297