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.
Written in the first century, C.E., Statius' epic poem Achilleid recounts the early life of the hero Achilles.
Poet and scholar, best known as the author of The Light of Asia (1879), an epic poem that tells, in elaborate language, of the life and teachings of the Buddha.
The appearance of a modern edition of an epic poem by the late sixteenth-century Venetian writer, Moderata Fonte, is a welcome addition to the relatively few texts by women writers of the Renaissance (not many of whom have been fortunate enough to have received modern editions).
(c1210) A German epic poem written by an unknown Austrian, apparently in imitation of the Nibeluncenlied.
An anonymous dialogue, "The Powers of the Romanists," catalogues the abuses of the Roman curia, while Thomas Murner's "The Great Lutheran Fool," an epic poem of five thousand lines (here mercifully shortened and rendered in prose), heaps attacks on the "innovations" of the Reformers.
Tuscan poet and translator who produced a Tuscan version of Matteo Boiardo's epic poem Orlando innamorato.
The Duplications (1977) is an epic poem in the tradition of the Byronic ottava rima.
The work for which he is best remembered is the unfinished epic poem De ondergang der eerste wareld (1810; "The Destruction of the First World"), which dramatically portrays the primordial struggle between Cain's son and the progeny of Cain's daughters.
Shortly thereafter, he published first Fingal, An Ancient Epic (1761) and then Temora, An Epic Poem (1763), purportedly translations from the Gaelic of the 3rd-century bardic hero Ossian.
The cantar de gesta was a medieval narrative epic poem similar to the French chanson de geste though with somewhat longer lines arranged in irregular stanzas, each based on a single recurring rhyme.