10 th Honors British Literature Anglo-Saxon Literary Analysis Essay Topics



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10th Honors British Literature

Anglo-Saxon – Literary Analysis Essay Topics

Choose ONE of the following prompts for a 500-word literary analysis essay.


  • PROMPT 1 - As an epic, Beowulf is supposed to reflect the values of the culture that created it. What can we infer about Anglo-Saxon cultural values from the poem and its hero?

  • CHALLENGE PROMPT 2 - Explore the dualism of "The Seafarer." How does dualism inform its poetic structure, its imagery, its controlling metaphor, and its theme? (+3 EC)

  • CHALLENGE PROMPT 3 - Analyze the structure of "Frumsceaft." How does its poetic structure parallel its subject matter? (+5 EC)


NOTES ON FORMAT:

  • Papers must be typed, double-spaced, using 12-pt. Times New Roman or Arial.

  • Margins should be 1” on all four sides.

  • Use an MLA heading.

  • If you choose to use sources, make sure they are cited correctly using MLA format.


PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO TURNITIN.COM NO LATER THAN 11:59 P.M. ON MONDAY, AUGUST 31.


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