Symbols & Symbolism in Beowulf


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Why are symbols used in literature?

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1. In Beowulf, _____ is used as a gathering place, to create community, and as a symbol of power.

2. In Beowulf, what does the cave represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are available to assist in checking your knowledge of symbolism and different symbols used in Beowulf. The symbol of power and why symbols are used in literature are some topics you will be assessed on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Look at these resources to gauge your comprehension of:

  • The representation of the cave
  • What the golden torque is used to represent
  • The reason we aren't surprised the water plays an important role in this work
  • Why symbols are used in literature
  • What is used as a gathering place

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on symbols and symbolism in Beowulf
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what the golden torque represents
  • Making connections - understand the concept of using symbols and how it affects a piece of literature

Additional Learning

Analyze more about these literature-related topics with the lesson titled Symbols & Symbolism in Beowulf. Using this lesson helps you:

  • Review the importance of water in this work
  • Learn how symbols are used in Beowulf
  • Determine what Beowulf is about