Presents nineteen chapters, each discussing a different genre, including riddles, balladry, romance, epic poetry, and beast fables.True to typical epic construction, the poem includes and was probably based upon many Danish myths, legends, and beliefs. ... In this way the epic serves to show the great pride this culture had in its ancestors, much like a Memorial Day or ... The work is steeped in alliteration, never an easy task in the composition process.
|Title||:||A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature|
|Author||:||Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2002|