the battle with grendel

1. What is the tone of the passage in which Grendel comes to Herot to attack the Danes (the stanza that begins: “Out from the marsh, from the foot of misty/ Hills and bogs”)? Locate three words/ phrases that reveal this tone.

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We are given the vision of stealthy, almost hidden movement filled with menace.The authot uses comas and caesuras to break up the words. This gives the reader a sense of wonder and amazement as the monster flows through the marshes. The prose is informal because of the very chaotic tone of Grendel's existence.