The Translations of Beowulf Part One of the text you are about to read is from Burton Raffel’s popular translation of the epic. Part Two is from the Irish poet . Epic Poem by the Beowulf Poet Translated by Burton Raffel. KEYWORD: HML 40A. VIDEO TRAILER. Go to KEYWORD: HMLB. Burton Raffel’s verse translation of Beowulf remains popular due to its simple, accessible language. Some scholars have criticized it.

Author: Taular Nitilar
Country: Belize
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 9 April 2010
Pages: 138
PDF File Size: 9.1 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.99 Mb
ISBN: 996-8-56212-296-2
Downloads: 34945
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gardat

Downloading text is forbidden on this website.

Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel – ppt download

Fateful actions are performed by the hero. Nov 01, Pages.

The flow and word choice kept my kids interested and engaged throughout. The Britons, who spoke the Celtic language, rather quickly assimilated themselves to Roman Civilization, even adopting Christianity in the fourth century, following the conversion of Emperor Constantine, who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.

Burton Raffel

After he slays the dragon, he asks for some of the treasure to be brought to him? Between andhe served as founding translatiom of Foundation Newsa trade journal published by the Council on Foundations. He defeated the battle but was injured too badly and lost his life.


It often includes a battle between good and evil forces, cataloguing of weaponry, and supernatural intervention. This historic epic was written by an unknown poet, and dates back to between the 8th and 11th centuries. Consequently, the poem contains a series of sections that are no longer legible.

Raffel was born in New York City in We are experiencing technical difficulties. Sep 01, Pages Buy. Caro rated it really liked it May 01, Nov 01, Pages Buy. Cody Howe rated it it was amazing Oct 11, I had to read it for school and I already had such a hard time with epic poems.

Beowulf’s main goal seems to be fame and fortune, even though there are some minor warnings against them. It was dry at times, but that was t0 be expected from a story of this era. Introduction Old English Language: I can’t imagine anything less important.

English 12 A Mrs. Failure to avenge an assault is considered shameful. Previously, he taught at Brooklyn College lecturer in English, —51Stony Brook University instructor of English, —65; assistant professor of English, —66the University at Buffalo associate professor of English, —68the University of Haifa visiting professor of English, —69the University of Texas at Austin visiting professor of English, —70; professor of English and classics and chair of the graduate program in comparative literature, —71the Ontario College of Art senior tutor, —72York University visiting professor of humanities, —75Emory University visiting professor, spring and the University of Denver professor of English, — Against this heroic background of feuding and feasting, Beowulf first kills the monster Grendel and beowuof mother, and later defends his people against a dragon in a battle that leaves them both mortally transpation.


Some examples of this ancient device include: Kurt Sutton rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Penn State University Press, Apr 29, Pages Buy. About project SlidePlayer Terms of Service.

Anglo-Saxon Old English Written: Sorry, but only registered users have full access. Christianity again became the reigning religion among the British.

This principle has since been applied in scholarly studies of translations of classical and modern works. Epic poem elegiac, heroic epic Author: But thank God for Burton Raffel! Grendel represents the entire force of demons, the whole power of Sin. However, on a few occasions, alliteration bkrton be successfully retained.