Concretes and abstracts in the Old English epic Beowulf
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That poem may surely be said to be abstract in character in which the motive is more real than the deed, in which the thoughts of a man's heart are given more dramatic prominence than the facts of his appearance, in which few figures appear on the stage of action and little or not setting is provided, in which a wealth of terms results in comparatively little pictorial effect. It is my thesis that the foregoing description fits the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf.--Page 2-3.
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