beast epic


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beast epic

n.
A long, usually allegorical verse narrative in which the characters are animals with human feelings and motives.
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Across town, the great Sub Pop hero Sam Beam of Iron & Wine plays a Valentine's Day show in support of his latest release, Beast Epic.
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Fox and Wolf is the only extant English representative of the beast epic before Chaucer; the fabliau is a similarly underrepresented genre in early Middle English literature.
Although individual episodes may be drawn from fables, the beast epic differs from the fable not only in length but also in putting less emphasis on a moral.