I came to know about ‘The Dream of the Rood’ when I was exploring the oldest works in English language. Students of English Literature have probably studied this in their course. It is a poem written in Old English, which was quite different from the English we read today. I read a modern translation of the poem online, and marveled at the beauty of it. Like most of the Anglo-Saxon poems, it is written in alliterative verse. It is one of the most important literary works in Old English which have survived till date.