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The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorthelm's Son

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The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son is a 1953 alliterative poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It takes the form of a dialogue between two characters after The Battle of Maldon. The work originally appeared in Volume 6 of Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association, accompanied by two other essays: "The Death of Beorhtnoth" (on the original Old English fragment known as Maldon that inspired the poem) and "Ofermod" (a discussion of the Old English word ofermod).

The work is a demonstration of Tolkien's grasp of Old English poetry; this talent can also be seen in his Lay of the Children of Húrin.

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