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Tolkien's translation of Beowulf

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Beowulf (c. 700-1000 A.D.) is a heroic epic poem. At 3,183 lines, it is notable for its length. The work has risen to 

such prominence that it is sometimes called "England's national epic." 

Beowulf being the first piece of literature in England. Written in Anglo Saxon, words we can begin to comprehend as modern English.  Beowulf written by an unknown author, who has sparked the generation of literature as we know it.

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