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The paper relates that epic poems are generally based on some place that is so huge and overpowering that it becomes the major center of action in the poem. The paper discusses how in "Beowulf" this place is undeniably the hall. The paper conveys how the hall is the arch-image without which the poem would not have existed or would certainly have lost its structural and narrative richness, vibrancy and beauty.
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Jennifer Neville, Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1999)
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