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[710] Ða cōm. After a digression, the poet returns to the subject, see Cōm 702; likewise Cōm pā 720 is an entirely natural expression. No appeal to a patchwork theory is necessary to explain this repetition. Some enthusiasts have found the threefold bell-like announcement of Grendel's approach a highly dramatic device. (Cf. also Intr. lix & n. 1.)

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