English 12 Assignments

Beowulf Essay

Due Wed Sept 30- Turn in with scoring guide

40 points

Write an essay explaining the values of Anglo Saxon culture and how Beowulf, as an epic hero, embodies and exemplifies this. Also discuss how contemporary (s)heroes are a reflection of the values of society today.

Essay should be approximately two pages and approximately five paragraphs.

Essay should include an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

There should also be at least four pieces of textual evidence to support the thesis.

Essay should be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Essay should have proper citations in MLA format, a header, and a title


On a separate sheet of paper write a 10-20 line boast about yourself including the information from above. Your boast should include two original kennings and your stock epithet (you may use the ones from the worksheet). UNDERLINE your kennings and epithets.  Your boast should be in poem format (the end of a line doesn’t have to be the end of a sentence). You don’t need to use rhyme. Final draft should be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Due Friday, September 18

15 points