Examples of Personification in Beowulf


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What is personification?

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1. In Beowulf, how is fate personified?

2. In Beowulf, how is the sky personified?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz and worksheet combination will test you on what personification is, how it is used in Beowulf, and several examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions include:

  • How day is personified
  • What personification is
  • What description the poet uses to personify grief

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Beowulf to describe how the poet uses personification to illustrate what fate can do
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about how the poet describes the sky
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of personification

Additional Learning

Work through the lesson titled Examples of Personification in Beowulf for additional study. You should meet these objectives when you're finished:

  • Name the king mentioned in the lesson
  • Explain what personification adds to a story
  • Identify the monster who killed the men in the mead hall