epic poem


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Noun1.epic poem - a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
chanson de geste - Old French epic poems
rhapsody - an epic poem adapted for recitation
heroic, heroic meter, heroic verse - a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
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For it is not only the oldest epic poem in the Anglo-Saxon language, it is history too.
He related his fishing, and his combats, with natural poetry of expression; his recital took the form of an epic poem, and I seemed to be listening to a Canadian Homer singing the Iliad of the regions of the North.
He also wrote satirical verses and the epic poem Krst pri Savici (1836; "The Baptism by the Savica"), which treats the conflict between paganism and the early Slovene converts to Christianity.
Spanish "Reinalte," or "Reinaldos," versions (including a play by Lope de Vega) derive partly from French sources and partly from Italian "Rinaldo" poems, which proliferated from the 14th century up to the composition of Torquato Tasso's first epic poem, Rinaldo, in the second half of the 16th century.
Shahnama', as some of us know, is an epic poem by the Persian poet Firdausi.
The Epic of Manas is a traditional epic poem dating to the 18th century but claimed by the Kyrgyz people to be much older.
Summary: Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan 8 (ANI): Shri Rajput Karni Sena is now demanding for the names of the characters in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial directorial 'Padmavati' to be changed, days after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) suggested changing its title to 'Padmavat', after Malik Muhammad Jayasi's epic poem of the same name on which it is based.
Padmavati is based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem, Padmavat, a fictional account of a Rajput queen who chose to kill herself rather than be captured by the Muslim sultan of Delhi.
It's a fruitless exercise, encapsulated in one throwaway scene when Hanks recites facts about Dante's epic poem Divine Comedy and 15th-century Italian art.
The opera is British composer's Iain Bell's adaptation of the epic poem by poet and artist David Jones and is a remembrance of his own personal experience as a soldier at the Battle of Mametz Wood as part of 14-18NOW, the UK cultural programme for the First World War centenary.
Peterson presents an edition of Bharavi's court epic poem with facing pages of Sanskrit and English translation.
According to the author's publishers La Nave di Teseo, the main title is the first three words of Canto 7 of Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy.