*Using the Style of Beowulf as a Model*

Students chose some contest or athletic event to write about in the style of Beowulf,

with compound words, alliteration, and strongly accented lines.

Click on the links below to read the student's poems and hear them reading their original poetry: Using the Style of Beowulf as a Model.

Marching Band

Horns held high, they marched forward.Their hard work was apparent in their precisionEach step struck the ground simultaneouslyEach individual moved synchronically,creating a union of one.

(Click below to hear Alexandra read the rest of her poem.)


Under pressure,pursuing the white-printed sphereFearlessly following the ever-fluctuating directionPerusing the scarcely-lit skyfor the scarlet-striped ball
Then it drops,
stimulating the end of the exhilarating ride
(Click below to hear Ricky read the rest of his poem.)

Using the Style of Beowulf as a Model

Sweat dripping down their faces,The wearied warriors,Walk up to the line of defense.The shrill sound,
From a warrior's whistle,
Begins the fight for victory.

(Click below to hear Shelby read the rest of her poem.)
Marching Band
1A Alexandra
Baseball Recovery
1B Ricky
Using the Style of Beowulf as a Model
2A Shelby
Beowulf-ish Poetry
1A Austen
1B David
Volleyball Victory
2A Heather
1A Karthik
Beowulf Poem
1B Simone
The Game
2A Chris
Big Finish
1A Ch'Rae
Goalie's Gambit
2B Derrick
The Goal
2A Ryan
Beowulf Knock Off
1A Katey
Kate's Beowulf Poem
2B Kate
The Best and Most Talented
2B Teri
Beowulf III
2A Michael
Poetry Attention
2B Michelle
2B Beowulf Poem
The Victory
2B Jack
2B Navneet
Fresh 8 States Race
2B Paul
The Battle of Wills
1B Randy
The Warrior and the Frigid Fiend
2B Austin
Athletic Poem
2B Nick