epic poetry

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Noun1.epic poetry - poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
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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.
The Iliad and The Odyssey are epic poems by which ancient Greek author?
Improvisations and self-styled spontaneous texts have been a part of literature from the epic poems of classic Greece to 21st century novels.
The two great epic poems of which ancient civilisation are called the Mahabharata and the Ramayana?
And here's the latest, comprised of two epic poems written by the Birmingham-raised father of fantasy before he started work on The Hobbit.
Characters with stunning make-up and elaborate costumes re-enacted stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, India's most important epic poems."
It is followed by two epic poems, "Ko, or A Season on Earth" and "The Duplications," which were written in the Italian form of ottava rima.
All the lovely words that I mulled and mouthed in the strangled silence of my thought were as useless as the thousands, perhaps millions, of words that I had torn from books and swallowed, the incohesive fragments of entire novels, plays, epic poems, intimate diaries, and scandalous confessions--all down the tube, mute, useless, and wasted ...
Refuting the common assessment of Blake as an anti-feminist, Ankarsjo (Nottingham Trent U.) explores Blake's approach to gender in his three epic poems, The Four Zoas, Milton and Jerusalem.
Also available in a hardcover edition (0268041083, $50.00), Reading The Medieval Book: Word, Image, And Performance In Wolfram Von Eschenbach's Willehalm by Kathryn Starkey (Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic Languages, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill), examines one of the most important epic poems in 13th Century Germany and its redaction in a richly illustrated manuscript created just fifty-five years after the poem's composition.
The artist has in years past appropriated more explicitly from existing narratives--fairy tales, folk legends, and medieval epic poems among them--fundamentally restructuring each along theretofore unexposed internal fault lines, rendering previously sutured structures as dislocated, attenuated, flattened, turned inside out.