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The dragon's stream

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The dragon's barrow has an evil stream of water that parallels the troll-dam's evil mere. What's the purpose behind this literary device?

A

To foreshadow Beowulf's success.

B

To add symbolic structure to the poem.

C

To help tie the two parts of the poem together.

D

To allude to Noah's flood which destroyed the giants.

E

To symbolize a spiritual cleansing.