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Epic Poetry Reference library
Poems intended for oral performance in which the deeds of a great hero are narrated in elevated style have existed
epic Reference library
An epic is a long narrative poem, usually distinguished from the ballad by its greater length and by the use of stichic rather than stanzaic verse. The history of epic in the Renaissance is intertwined with the survival and rediscovery of classical epic and ancient critical analysis of the genre, with the development of romance, and with the inheritance of ...
epic Quick reference
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the past history of a nation. The word comes via Latin from Greek ...