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It is likely there really was a hero named Beowulf in Geatish history. Which of the following statements is likely true about the development of his epic poem?


Due to the oral nature of Anglo-Saxon poetry, his tale became exaggerated over time.


Due to the oral nature of Anglo-Saxon poetry, parts of his story were forgotten and diminished over time.


Due to scops needing to make a living, Beowulf might have paid to have his story enhanced.


Due to tribal disputes, the Anglo-Saxons might have altered the tale of the Geatish hero.


Due to the lack of a written language in the earliest Anglo-Saxon years, Beowulf might have made up his story and passed it on as truth.

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