Metaphors in Beowulf?


There are a number of metaphors that are found in Beowulf. More specifically a metaphor is defined as a figure of speech where a word or phrase that usually means one this is applied to something else in order to suggest a likeness between the two, which in many cases would not be recognized. The metaphors that are used throughout this particular poem is referred to as kennings, which are used in the form of descriptive and expressive phrases, rather than simple names or other words.
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Most of the metaphors in Beowulf are of a special kind called kennings, which can be regarded as metaphors combined with epithets. A kenning refers to a person or a thing by one of
Just as Beowulf embodies a Christ like image, Grendel embodies Satan like. "He sank though the waves; at last he saw the mud of the bottom"
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In the original Beowulf, Grendel is depicted as a very physical entity. Gardner portrays Grendel more as a vehicle for the psyche and as a metaphor for the dark ...
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