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