Beowulf Expository Essay
Assignment: An epic is a long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society. Using examples and quotations from the text to support your thesis statement (overall argument), analyze the ways in which Beowulf manifests the features of a literary epic and exemplifies an epic hero. You may choose to compare and/or contrast him to other heroes, but it is not a requirement.
Topic Sentences- should ALL relate back to thesis statement
Supporting Details/Evidence- act as your examples to support your claim (statistics, quotes, facts, examples, opinions, personal observations and experiences, etc.)—they prove you know what you’re talking about!
Your overall essay will be graded based on the above criteria, so it is in in your best interest to create a solid outline. The better your outline, the easier the paper will be to write.
Pre-Write- 5 points
Outline- 25 points (viewed for completion; content will be evaluated in final draft)
Rough Draft- 20 points
Total= 50 points
Final Draft= 50 points (100 points total)