The Fellowship of the Ring
by J.R.R. Tolkien
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- 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.
- "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.