Epic Poetry

  • My Response to: The Odyssey
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    My Response to: The Odyssey

    by Justin Smith12 months ago

    Homer’s The Odyssey is, much like The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient and classic example of the hero’s journey. In this story, the hero, Odysseus, (or Ulysses, as he is referred to in the Latin based versions...

  • Anglo-Saxon Heroic Poetry
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    Anglo-Saxon Heroic Poetry

    by lithouse5 years ago

    Heroic poetry is a narrative verse that is elevated in mood and uses a dignified, dramatic, and formal style to describe the deeds of aristocratic warriors and rulers. It is usually composed without the aid of writing...

  • Beowulf as an epic poem
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    Beowulf as an epic poem

    by dhannyya4 years ago

    Beowulf is a wonderful epic poem and one of the best pieces of literature in the English language. The poem is in the language of the Saxons, in Old English language. The poem is famous for its Scandinavian hero and his...

  • Top 10 Famous Indian Epic Poems of All Time
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    Top 10 Famous Indian Epic Poems of All Time

    by Kumar Paral2 years ago

    Indian Literature is one of earliest literatures of the world. A large number of great Indian epics had been created during the first millennium BC. The most important epics of India are listed here.

  • Tennyson and 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' (Poetry Analysis)
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    Tennyson and 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' (Poetry Analysis)

    by Tricia Mason3 years ago

    'The Charge of the Light Brigade' Analysis "Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred." Tennyson has written a rousing poem, with a hypnotic beat....

  • William Butler Yeats Objectives - A review of "Byzantium"
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    William Butler Yeats Objectives - A review of "Byzantium"

    by bigm109814 years ago

    This is an article reviewing "Byzantium", a piece by renowned poet, William Butler Yeats. It contains critical analysis of the poem and the writer's motives and influences.

  • Adam is the Tragic Hero in Milton's Paradise Lost
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    Adam is the Tragic Hero in Milton's Paradise Lost

    by Ronna Pennington16 months ago

    Although not a typical epic hero, Adam is indeed the hero in Milton's Paradise Lost. While some readers sympathize with Satan, Milton -- a Calvanist -- would have never made Satan the epic's hero.

  • El Cid - Spain's epic hero and poem
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    El Cid - Spain's epic hero and poem

    by Suzette Walker suzettetaos2 years ago

    Every country and / or people has its epic poem that defines its culture, values, and heroism. One of the most famous epic poems in the English language is Beowulf. In the Spanish culture and language, that epic poem is...

  • Her Empty Throne
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    Her Empty Throne

    by Kenneth Avery6 days ago

    A sad tale in poetic form that tells of a greedy princess whose love of herself cost her the throne.

  • Review of Dante's Inferno
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    Review of Dante's Inferno

    by ReverieMarie11 months ago

    By mixing religion, mythology, politics, & history, Dante creates an all-encompassing work while exploring many "firsts" including subject matter, themes, and language.

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