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Beowulf (/ˈbeɪ.ɵwʊlf/; in outdated English [ˈbeːo̯ˌwulf]) is an outdated English epic poem which include 3182 alliterative strains. it's the oldest surviving lengthy poem in previous English and is often stated as the most very important works of outdated English literature. It was once written in England a while among the eighth and the early eleventh century. the writer used to be an nameless Anglo-Saxon poet, noted via students because the "Beowulf poet". The poem is decided in Scandinavia. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, involves the help of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead corridor in Heorot has been less than assault by means of a monster referred to as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mom assaults the corridor and is then additionally defeated. triumphant, Beowulf is going domestic to Geatland (Götaland in sleek Sweden) and later turns into king of the Geats. After a interval of 50 years has handed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, yet is fatally wounded within the conflict. After his loss of life, his attendants cremate his physique and erect a tower on a headland in his reminiscence. the whole poem survives within the manuscript often called the Nowell Codex, situated within the British Library. It has no identify within the unique manuscript, yet has develop into identified through the identify of the story's protagonist. In 1731, the manuscript used to be badly broken through a fireplace that swept via Ashburnham apartment in London that had a set of medieval manuscripts assembled through Sir Robert Bruce Cotton
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