Symbols and Types in Beowulf

Lesson: What are the two primary ways to grasp the larger structure of a literary work?

  • Symbols: repeated ­­­­­_____NOUNS___ that stand for something beyond themselves

(E.G. a flag OR a school’s mascot)

  • Types: repeated __VERBS_ that comment on each other through their _REPETITION_

(E.G. the first and second world wars OR freshman and senior years of high school)

Application: With at least one other classmate, develop a claim sentence about each of these… Continue reading “Symbols and Types in Beowulf”

Symbols and Types in Beowulf

Some Beowulf Resources

Beowulf is typically the first big work I teach each semester. When I’m thinking of new teaching methods or assignments, I typically try them out on this poem first. Here are a collection of easily accessible resources I will be giving my students about the poem. There is more where this came from, but it’s a good start for someone who is into the poem’s period, story, or form.

Some Beowulf Resources