the bravest and best that broke the rings. and all of the brave mans body devoured. The Scylding queen spoke: gold-friend of men; to the Geats here speak. THEN hastened those heroes their home to see. though in buffet of battle thou brave hast been, in struggle grim, if Grendels approach, thou darst await through the watch of night!. Beowulf is a fearless hero who fights the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother and a fire-breathing dragon. Forlorn he looks on the lodge of his son. The shield protected. The fight is not yours. Forprinces potent, who placed the gold. sorrows in soul for that sharer of rings, this is hardest of heart-bales. stalwart and stately. All the poem selections and ways in a handgrip harder than anything shield-fighter sturdy, for sleeping yearned. shall burn with the warrior. Your KS2 students will also be able to have a go creating one themselves.  mighty strength with mood of wisdom. deftly they doffed: now drowsed the mere. through width of the world by wise men all. the fiend in his trappings tottered to fall! that men their master-friend mightily laud. shall spurn the sword, if he seek me here, Reclined then the chieftain, and cheek-pillows held, the head of the earl, while all about him, None of them thought that thence their steps. Copyright 2022 All Rights Reserved. competition and we will not give it to anyone else without your express permission. Now to thee, my prince, I proffer them all. estate, high station: He swayeth all things. She was doomed to dwell in the dreary waters. wise in his thought, to the wall of rock; then sat, and stared at the structure of giants, Yet here must the hand of the henchman peerless. brandished in battle, could bite that helm. But the guests sat on, and wished, yet weened not, their winsome lord. rich fee mid folk, and fulfilled it so. for their heros passing his hearth-companions: to his kin the kindest, keenest for praise. We hear thou knowest. The wise old man, spake much in his sorrow, and sent you greetings. They placed in the barrow that precious booty. the great-hearted guest would guide his keel. In the grave on the hill a hoard it guarded. Be guardian, thou, to this group of my thanes. gold-decked, greeting the guests in hall; first to the East-Danes heir and warden. his good wife rescued, though robbed of her gold, Then he followed his foes, who fled before him. Have mind, thou honored offspring of Healfdene. the Wielder of Wonder, with worlds renown. Long was he spurned. Now the wrath of the sea-fish rose apace; yet me gainst the monsters my mailed coat, garnished with gold. nor grew for their grace, but for grisly slaughter. For that grim strife gave the Geatish lord, in land and linked rings; nor at less price reckoned. of life despairing. the high battle-helmet, the haughty spear, the corselet of rings. Men of my folk for that feud had vengeance. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and Professor of Poetry at Oxford and Harvard universities, Seamus Heaney is perhaps the bestknown and most celebrated poet of the last fifty years. for the first, and tore him fiercely asunder. who house by those parts, I have heard relate. He first was slain. Nor did the creature keep him waiting but struck it had come to the end of its earth-hall joys. the monster back-tracking, the man overpowering. and the gleam of it lightened oer lands afar. THAT battle-toil bade he at burg to announce. but briefest while, though the bride be fair! the lives of loved ones. a path oer the plain, where she passed, and trod. Lord of Scyldings, weve lustily brought thee. gold-friend of Geats. when of these doings he deigned to speak. the whole night through to that hard-pressed throng: some with the morrow his sword should kill. the splendid leader. There grasped me firm. once more; and by peril was pressed again. keening his wound. High oer his head they hoist the standard. methinks, of our liking; their leader most surely, a hero that hither his henchmen has led.. beloved of his liegemen, to land of Brondings. The hall clattered and hammered, but somehow neer met I as strangers of mood so strong. To me seated secure, for those ruthless raids, unresting I suffered. steel-edged and stiff. Thro wan night striding, came the walker-in-shadow. in what wise he should wend from the world at last. that Freawarus thane, for his fathers deed. who war would wage me with warriors-friends, and threat me with horrors. was foremost and strongest in the days of this life. Lo, now, this sea-booty, son of Healfdene. through days of warfare this world endures! that safe and sound they could see him again. His encounters show he is the strongest and most able fighter story is not set in England, the poet described grasped firm his foe, whose fingers cracked. sovrans daughter: three steeds he added. Father Almighty, STONE-BRIGHT the street:it showed the way, to the crowd of clansmen. His death in 2013 prompted tributes from across the world. Then the clansman keen, of conquest proud, by the wall were marvels, and many a vessel. Fingers were bursting, The second is a summary with quotes from the scene where Beowulf meets Grendel. with fire-billows flaming, its foes to seek, that boardto the boss, and the breastplate failed, went eager the earl, since his own was now, all burned by the blaze. jewel-hall brightest, enjoy while thou canst, with many a largess; and leave to thy kin. roared oer the hillock:heads all were melted. Twas granted me, though. what fate might come, and I cared for mine own; From the Ruler-of-Man no wrath shall seize me. docx, 1.14 MB. so poisoned the hell-sprite who perished within there. white-haired and old, his earls about him, till the stout thane stood at the shoulder there. or floor of the flood, let her flee where she will! in his earth-hall waiting the end of the world, the chambered treasure, when chance allowed me, (and my path was made in no pleasant wise), such heap from the hoard as hands could bear. Promised is she. though sturdy their steel: they steaded him nought. this hoard-hold of heroes. This KS2 Kennings Lesson Teaching Pack is a great way to teach students all about the topic. broidered battle-flag, breastplate and helmet; he suffered no shame in that soldier throng. Firmly thou shalt all maintain. he swung his blade, and the blow withheld not. and wielded the war-place on Withergilds fall. the gold-friend of men. among races of men, this refuge-of-warriors, grew slack in battle. Fast flowed the tears, he had chances twain, but he clung to this,. his breasts wild billows he banned in vain; burned in his blood. bewept them the woman: great wailing ascended. Through the ways of life. in work of war, though the weapon is good; yet a sword the Sovran of Men vouchsafed me. slain by the sword: at the slaughter they fell. the hero, far-hidden;no harp resounds. And since, by them. Found on the sand there, stretched at rest, their lifeless lord, who had lavished rings, had dawned on the doughty-one; death had seized. when a thane of the Danes, in that doughty throng, and on him the old-time heirlooms glisten. oer wide-stretched ways, the wonder to view, trace of the traitor. lest the relict-of-filesshould fierce invade, sharp in the strife, when that shielded hero, Then the earls-defenceon the floorbade lead. his days on earth, and the dragon with him, though long it had watched oer the wealth of the hoard! safe thou canst sleep with thy soldier band, aught ill for thy earls, as erst thou must!. though one of them bought it with blood of his heart, At morn, I heard, was the murderer killed. to wake him with water. Oer the roof of the helmet high, a ridge. that I got me a friend for goodness famed. From Hygelacs band. the Waegmunding name. tried with fierce tusks to tear his mail, and swarmed on the stranger. in martial mail, nor mourned for his life. NATIONAL POETRY DAY TOOLKIT 2. where safe and sound we sentried the hall. at all to choose for their chief and king, for hoard-guard of heroes, if hold thou wilt, thy kinsmans kingdom! But fire in this fight I must fear me now, breastplate and board. But Naeglingwas shivered. So the helmet-of-Weders. for this fall of their friends, the fighting-Scylfings, when once they learn that our warrior leader, furthered his folks weal, finished his course. in his final feud, neath the fighting-mask, dearest of blades, when the Danish slew him. At their heads they set their shields of war. So slumbered the stout-heart. Then at the dawning, as day was breaking. on wreaking his vengeance than roaming the deep. Then he bade them bear him the boar-head standard. and the hilt well wound. Our people dying; we have a terrible enemy. on the lap of the lord had been laid by the finder. shall I prove him the prowess and pride of the Geats, ether-robed sun from the south shall beam!. as the grim destroyer those Geatish people. and ran a race when the road seemed fair. To his bower was Beowulf brought in haste, with his clansmen, came where the king abode, with his hand-companions, the hall resounded, . Then glad rose the revel; from their wonder-vats wine. with harryings horrid, that Hygelac perished. in the strain of their struggle stood, to earth, craftily clamped; though there crashed from sill. as well as the giants that warred with God. Wealth of jewels. thou art famed among folk both far and near, his windy walls. But sit to the banquet, unbind thy words, served the clear mead. Then wound up to welkin the wildest of death-fires. In one Thou hast brought it about that both our peoples. loving clansmen, as late he charged them. that after death-day may draw to his Lord. what time, in his daring, dangers he sought. for horror of fighting feared to hold him. people-protector: be pleased to advise us! Ban, then, such baleful thoughts, Beowulf dearest, lasts now a while: but erelong it shall be. Syan rest wear feasceaft funden, he s frofre gebad, weox under wolcnum, weormyndum ah, ot him ghwylc ara ymbsittendra Untrod is their home; by wolf-cliffs haunt they and windy headlands. worthied by weapons, if witness his features, his peerless presence! What came of thy quest, my kinsman Beowulf, when thy yearnings suddenly swept thee yonder, in his wide-known woes? had fled oer far fields, that fierce sprite came. to the son of Ecglaf, the sword bade him take. stood ready to greet the gray-haired man. of the land of Danes, but lustily murders. though sturdy and strong, as stories tell me. first time what was fashioned in far-off days. his bairn and his bride: so he bent him again, old, to his earth-walls. Next is the scene where Grendels mother seeks her revenge. they had felled with their swords. with a curse to doomsday covered it deep. from strife with the hero to seek their homes! Beowulf is a poem that was written in old English around 1,000 years ago by an anonymous poet and is believed to be one of the most important pieces of English literature there is. the Breaker-of-Rings, as the boon thou askest, as the doughty monarch may deign to give.. Then on the strand, with steeds and treasure, and armor their roomy and ring-dight ship, mounted with gold; on the mead-bench since. Long while of the day, Soon found the fiend who the flood-domain. I pray you, though, tell, the warriors leader his word-hoard unlocked:. who was slain by the sword-edge, son of Ohtere, battle-gear brave: though a brothers child. that such a pair they have sometimes seen. and made our boast, we were merely boys. bold and battle-grim, brandished the sword, reckless of life, and so wrathfully smote. Then bore this brine-wolf, when bottom she touched, the lord of rings to the lair she haunted. Its informative, quick and easy to download and print, and full interesting questions about the poem for your KS2 students to think about! Then, I heard, the hill of its hoard was reft, he burdened his bosom with beakers and plate. on himself at home, the horrid sword-death; had sorrowing told, from sea-ways landed, mourning their woes. wrath in his breast, to the ruler bearing. Who is the original author of Beowulf? It was written in England some time between the 8th and the early 11th century. The author was an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet, referred to by scholars as the Beowulf poet. Was Beowulf written by a man? all the boards of the benches blood-besprinkled. to the needs of my land! was destined to dare the deeps of the flood. for strength of old struggles, now stricken with age. the wonder to witness. friendless, a foundling, fate repaid him: for he waxed under welkin, in wealth he throve. assuaged his sorrow; too sore the anguish. come warriors willing, should war draw nigh. brilliantly broidered; so bright its gleam, and viewed all these vessels. Here find thy lesson! A strait path reached it. for woman to practise, though peerless she, that the weaver-of-peacefrom warrior dear. with warlike front: to the woods they bent them. after havoc of heroes, those hardy Scyldings? But here, thanes said, And afresh to the race,the fallow roads, by swift steeds measured! in the doom of the Lord whom death shall take. for the last time greeting his liegemen dear. to take a roundabout road and flee Me for this struggle the Scyldings-friend. felling in fight, since fate was with me. Nowise it availed. So should kinsmen be, or with deep-hid treachery death contrive, for neighbor and comrade. for glory of prowess: my guerdon he pledged. or 'scop' (pronounced 'shop'). they set their bucklers, their broad shields, down. prince of Scyldings, thy part in the world. from the youth for those that had yielded to fear! Few words he spake: Now hold thou, earth, since heroes may not, what earls have owned! could you dissuade, from swimming the main. comrades of war: I should carry no weapon. to delight each mortal that looks upon them. burned was the bright sword, her blood was so hot. water neath welkin, with war-blood stained. Gold-gay shone the hangings, that were wove on the wall, and wonders many. as she strove to shatter the sark of war. that I wanted for nought in the wage I gained. with a saddle all shining and set in jewels; twas the battle-seat of the best of kings, when to play of swords the son of Healfdene. bestowed on hall-folk helm and breastplate, which near of far he could find to give, . firm to the mast; the flood-timbers moaned; nor did wind over billows that wave-swimmer blow. Warden of treasure. we have heard, and what honor the athelings won! There was strife and struggle twixt Swede and Geat, strife-keen, bold, nor brooked oer the seas. His boon was granted. on the floor of the ocean that outcast fell. with bright-gold helmet, breastplate, and ring. For all that hegave me, my gleaming sword, repaid him at war, such power I wielded, . could he float afar oer the flood of waves. of precious treasure. with heavier hand-gripe; at heart he feared. Beowulf In this lesson, we will learn about the origins of the Old English Epic poem Beowulf, and examine why it is still so important today. These great character description posters give adjectives to describe the character Beowulf with dialogue from this well-known text as supporting evidence. a God-cursed scream and strain of catastrophe, on the face of the earth. the Waelsings wanderings wide, his struggles. what sudden harryings. towards friend and foe are firmly joined, To him in the hall, then, Healfdenes son, gave treasures twelve, and the trust-of-earls. who warded the monarch and watched for the monster. Yet no greed for gold, but the grace of heaven, At the mandate of one, oft warriors many. Finns wavering spirit, bode not in breast. The worlds great candle. To his friends no wise, could that earl give treasure! had followed their trail with faithful band. shall have mutual peace, and from murderous strife. My sword and helmet, breastplate and board, for us both shall serve!. less doughty in swimming whom death had seized. at the Scylding lords feet sat: men had faith in his spirit, his keenness of courage, though kinsmen had found him. Then the warrior was ware of that wolf-of-the-deep. A good king he! till Hrethelings fought in the fenced town. Introduce your KS2 classes to the classic Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf with Twinkl's handy collection of Beowulf resources. the royal riches, nor recks of his forebear. carried the head from the cliff by the sea, the firm in fight, since four were needed. winding-neckd wood, to Weders bounds, shall succor and save from the shock of war.. When the dragon awoke, new woe was kindled. how folk against folk the fight had wakened. We Gardena in geardagum, eodcyninga, rym gefrunon, hu a elingas ellen fremedon. Grendels head, where the henchmen were drinking. By war were swept, too, in the parleying-placehe could ply no longer. The brooklets wave. BEOWULF SOUND POEMS If theres time after make a visual version of the whole poem by asking the students to write down their lines on paper, survived the onslaught and kept standing: Grendel Colouring Sheet Exploring Old English Lesson Pack but let here the battle-shields bide your parley. Spent with struggle, stumbled the warrior. with my life-blood redden his lair in the fen: To Hygelac send, if Hildshould take me, and work of Wayland. of wire-gold and jewels; a jealous warden. to pierce the monster with point of sword, with blade of battle: huge beast of the sea. the howl of the loser, the lament of the hell-serf by wrath and lying his life should reave! the blades fell blow, to bairn of Hygelac; and gift-seats master. sleeps, heart-sore, of his spoil bereaved. Beowulf spake, sage and sad, as he stared at the gold. my warrior-friends, if War should seize me; Hrethels son see, when he stares at the treasure. They bent them to march, the boat lay still, broad-bosomed ship. in the courts no wassail, as once was heard. It was Hildeburhs hest, at Hnaefs own pyre. The smoke by the sky was devoured. THE fall of his lord he was fain to requite, friend to the friendless, and forces sent. and baleful he burst in his blatant rage, ireful he strode; there streamed from his eyes. till the fire had broken the frame of bones. the warrior would not, they weened, again. Not Thryths pride showed she, (save her lord alone) of the liegemen dear. Sage this seems to the Scyldings-friend, when men are slain, does the murder-spear sink. that battle-hand bloody from baneful foe. of wandering death-sprite. the gem gleamed bright on the breast of the queen. hoard-guard for heroes, that hard fight repaid, with steeds and treasures contemned by none. Too few the heroes. to the high-built hall, those hardy-minded. could help him at strife: too strong was his hand, so the tale is told, and he tried too far. the rounds and the rings they had reft erewhile. For the gold and treasure, to God my thanks. Now, the son of a certain slaughtering Dane, joys in the killing, and carries the jewel. he was fated to finish this fleeting life. No vestige now. the terror-monger had taken to Heorot. Beowulf is min nama. LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings. Yet his end and parting. Yet after him came, with slaughter for Swedes the standards of Hygelac. of the sweets of the world! uncle and nephew, true each to the other one. to offspring of Ecgwela, Honor-Scyldings. heedful of high deeds, Hygelacs kinsman; flung away fretted sword, featly jewelled. How to Write a Kenning Poem || Kennings Poetry Explained for KS2 Twinkl Teaches KS2 8.03K subscribers Subscribe 36 12K views 2 years ago English & SPaG Confused about kenning poems? that each should look on the other again. Twill shine by the shore of the flood, they drive their keels oer the darkling wave.. through strength of himself and his swimming power, though alone, and his arms were laden with thirty, their craft of contest, who carried against him. the accursed to kill, no keenest blade. Thou art strong of main and in mind art wary. in the doom of their lord, to a dreadful end. eaten with rust, as, on earths lap resting, so the treasure-hall could be touched by none. From the height of the hill no hostile words. he had never been clamped or cornered like this. when the ring-graced queen, the royal-hearted. at his own good will, and the ensign took, brightest of beacons. It is very long and tells the story In swimming he topped thee. The text and all resources included. its edge was famed with the Frisian earls. and I fought with that brand. to high-seat hastened and Hrothgar greeted. Beowulf is a poem that was written in old English around 1,000 years ago by an anonymous poet and is believed to be one of the most important pieces of English literature Grendel in days long gone they named him. who sat at the feet of the Scyldings lord. gave him to ocean. and the storm of their strife, were seen afar. Such held themselves, Thus ruled unrighteous and raged his fill. with blood of foemen, and Finn was slain. by that doomed one dyed, who in den of the moor. lay felled in fight, nor, fain of its treasure. when once had been traced the trail of the fiend. Forth they fared by the footpaths thence. All gloomy his soul. it was handsomely structured, a sturdy frame unless the burning embrace of a fire who had spurned the sway of the Scylfings-helmet. in his breast was boiling, baleful and deep. as heirloom of Eanmund earth-dwellers knew it. and shame. Now God be thanked, which we fought on the field where full too many. This Beowulf reading comprehension activity has been created by teachers following the 2014 National Curriculum guidelines. I knew him of yore in his youthful days; fares hither to seek the steadfast friend. His breastplate broad and bright of hues, that battle should break on his breast in vain, And the helmet white that his head protected. old ills of the earls, when in she burst. for comfort and help: so he conquered the foe. far and wide oer folksteads many. for the slaughters sake, from sight of men. of interacting with those are freely available, the resources in the Learning Zone, and lots of I will stand to help thee.. Then the haven-of-heroes, Healfdenes son. Heedless of harm, though his hand was burned. to mingle with monsters at mercy of foes, to death was betrayed; for torrents of sorrow. in throe of contest that thronged to our king! with grimmest gripe. and pact of peace. till he found in a flash the forested hill. How the Fire Dragon warred with the Goth folk 50 IX. a biting blade by his breastplate hanging. that as the pair struggled, mead-benches were smashed and of hides assigned him seven thousand, with house and high-seat. Then was song and glee. We have 6 different worksheets to choose from in this activity. waxes and wakes while the warden slumbers. his life will I give, though it lie in my power. utterly lifeless, eaten up With sorrow one bought, his rest of the evening, as ofttime had happened. to his bright-built burg the Brisings necklace. haughty Healfdene, who held through life. through strength of the horn-proud hart, this holt should seek, long distance driven, his dear life first, on the brink he yields ere he brave the plunge, and the heavens weep. of a great hero from Sweden called Beowulf who fights monsters which masters his might, and the murderer nears. I wot not whither, Grendel in grimmest grasp thou killedst, , so that many a thane shall think, who eer. Then the golden hilt, for that gray-haired leader, giant-wrought, old. it spareth no mortal his splendid might. How Beowulf overcame Grendel the Ogre 22 V. How the Water Witch warred with the Dane folk 28 VI. and the folk-king there was forced to suffer, and the chieftains blood, for that blow, in streams, stout old Scylfing, but straightway repaid. of sorrow, the death of her son to avenge. harassed Hrothgar, what hate he bore him. In this activity your KS2 class will focus on adding the inverted commas or speech marks to complete the passage. when warriors clashed and we warded our heads. twas judgment of God, or have joy in his hall. , His glance too fell on a gold-wove banner. that the earl made known his noble strain. His strength he trusted. A greater neer saw I, of warriors in world than is one of you, . young men together: the Geat, too, sat there. to avenge on the slayer slaughter so foul; nor een could he harass that hero at all. 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