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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In its third period, therefore, epic poetry shows two divergent tendencies.
Epic poetry and Tragedy, Comedy also and Dithyrambic: poetry, and the music of the flute and of the lyre in most of their forms, are all in their general conception modes of imitation.
The British Constitution was to Montesquieu what Homer has been to the didactic writers on epic poetry. As the latter have considered the work of the immortal bard as the perfect model from which the principles and rules of the epic art were to be drawn, and by which all similar works were to be judged, so this great political critic appears to have viewed the Constitution of England as the standard, or to use his own expression, as the mirror of political liberty; and to have delivered, in the form of elementary truths, the several characteristic principles of that particular system.
This text of "They Said It First" works particularly well as both a reference and an entertaining read, offering up a diverse array of sources which range from eighth-century BCE epic poetry to twenty-first-century song lyrics--with select commentary.
Long story short: If you want to publish a book, write comical music about Anglo-Saxon epic poetry.
Sindh abounds with folklore, in all forms and colors from such obvious manifestations as the traditional Watayo tales, the legend of Moriro, epic poetry tale of Dodo Chanesar, to the heroic character of Marui which distinguishes it among the contemporary folklores of the region.
The champagne tone gold coated cap top, cap ring, cone and forepart are all decorated with a special engraving that represents the dactylic hexameter, the metre traditionally associated with ancient Greek epic poetry. The Montblanc emblem at the top of the Limited Edition is made of precious mother-of- pearl.
EPIC POETRY COMMUNICATES AND REINFORCES histories that reinforce core cultural and national identities.
WILLIAM HAYLEY'S CALL IN HIS ESSAY ON EPIC POETRY (1782) FOR BRITish poets to "ascend Parnassus' highest mound" and "In triumph there the Epic Trumpet sound" was met by an unprecedented resurgence of the genre.
Much earlier, I had been thoroughly impressed with The Archipelago, the first book of his epic poetry Trilogy of St.
Best known for his epic poetry, Bautista also wrote fiction and essays in both English and Filipino.