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The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring


by J.R.R. Tolkien

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  1. Beowulf Themes
    Take a look at the themes running through this Anglo-Saxon masterpiece. Look familiar? That's because Tolkien's love of the poetry and mythology of the ancient northern cultures heavily influenced his creation of Middle-earth.

  2. "The Wanderer"
    For an example of the Old English poetry that inspired not only Tolkien's poetry, but the mindset of his characters and the themes running through his works, take a look at this poem.