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  EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Epic poems are more than simply a lengthy story told in poetic form, and their ability to remain accessible, relevant, and remembered over time owes a significant debt to their roots in an oral tradition and to their cyclical pattern of events.
Introduce some of the additional elements of traditional epic poems, such as the formal and florid language, their opening with an invocation, or the use of epithets (such as "fleet-footed Achilles").
Remind students that epic poems are much greater in length than fairy tales, and that certainly bards must have used mnemonic devices to aid them in their telling.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=587   (1782 words)

  
  epic poetry - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, which retells in a continuous narrative the life and works of a heroic or mythological person or group of persons.
The hero in an epic poem tends to follow a predictable cycle of events that is repeated in epics from every sort of culture.
The longest epic (and, in general, work of literature) of all time is the Tibetan Epic of King Gesar, which has been collected as a work composed of roughly 120 volumes, with more than one million verses, totaling over 20 million words, making it 25 times the size of the ancient Greek epic, the Iliad.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/epic-poetry   (777 words)

  
 Epic poetry - LoveToKnow 1911
Teutonic epic poetry deals, as a rule, with legends founded on the history of Germany in the 4th, 5th and 6th centuries, and in particular with such heroes as Ermanaric, Attila and Theodoric.
In Iceland, a new heroic literature was invented in the middle ages, and to this we owe the Sagas, which are, in fact, a reduction to prose of the epics of the warlike history of the North.
Professor Ker's analysis of its merits may be taken as typical of all that is best in the vast body of epic which comes between the antique models, which were unknown to the medieval poets, and the artificial epics of a later time which were founded on vast ideal themes, in imitation of the ancients.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Epic_poetry   (1705 words)

  
 Epic - MSN Encarta
Epic poems are not merely entertaining stories of legendary or historical heroes; they summarize and express the nature or ideals of an entire nation at a significant or crucial period of its history.
The characteristics of the hero of an epic are national rather than individual, and the exercise of those traits in heroic deeds serves to gratify a sense of national pride.
Examples of this consolidation of material are the French folk epics known as chansons de geste, or songs of heroic deeds, composed from the end of the 10th century to the middle or end of the 11th century, the most famous of which is the Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland, 1100?).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552645/Epic.html   (914 words)

  
 Epic - ninemsn Encarta
Typically, an epic involves the introduction of supernatural forces that shape the action, conflict in the form of battles or other physical combat, and certain stylistic conventions: an invocation to the Muse, a formal statement of the theme, long lists of the protagonists involved, and set speeches couched in elevated language.
Folk, or popular, epics are believed to have developed from the orally-transmitted folk poetry of tribal bards or other authors, and were eventually written down by anonymous poets.
Examples of this consolidation of material are the French folk epics known as chansons de geste, or songs of heroic deeds, composed from the end of the 10th to the middle or end of the 11th century, the most famous of which is the Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland, c.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552645/Epic.html   (822 words)

  
 English 3204
Many authors consider the western literary tradition to have begun with the epic poems: "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey", which remain giants in the literary standard for their skilful and vivid depictions of war and peace, honor and disgrace, love and hatred.
As epic describes war and peace, honor and disgrace, love and hatred, the mock epic takes these conventions and puts a satirical edge to them, making a parody of the genre by using these standards in off-the-wall and rather bizarre circumstances.
Epic was, and still is, a form of highly regarded literature, whereas Mock Epic is a tradition that takes the conventions of the Epic and makes a satire of the work, while still holding to the forms and structure of the original genre.
www.geocities.com /johnathon_beaudoin/Engl3204Epic.html   (477 words)

  
 Philippine epic poetry Summary
Epic poems and songs about the exploits of enchanted folk heroes were performed during festivities and proper occasions.
Most often, these epic poems (folk epics or ethno-epics) were titled after the names of the hero involved, except for some which carry traditional titles like the Kalinga Ullalim; the Sulod Hinilawod; the Maranao Daragen; or the Bicol Ibalon.
The Darangan is one of the oldest and longest Philippine Epic poetries.
www.bookrags.com /Philippine_epic_poetry   (3044 words)

  
 Epic poetry
The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, and one of the major forms of narrative literature.
The term "epic" however has been recycled to refer to prose works, films, and similar works which are characterized by great length, multiple settings, large numbers of characters, or long span of time involved.
World folk epics are those epics which are not just literary masterpieces but also an integral part of the world view of a people.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/e/ep/epic_poetry.html   (730 words)

  
 Epic
Epic poetry has been used by peoples all over the world and in different ages to transmit their traditions from one generation to another, without the aid of writing.
Epic traditions were to a large extent the traditions of the aristocratic families: the Old French word geste, used for a form of epic that flourished in the Middle Ages, means not only a story of famous deeds but also a genealogy.
The earliest-known epic poetry is that of the Sumerians.
cyberspacei.com /jesusi/inlight/art/lit4_1.htm   (5485 words)

  
 Verse: Poetry Anthologies and Thousands of Poems. Bartleby.com
A collection of 424 poems by 101 authors from one of the most influential publishers of the early twentieth century.
Frost’s poems are concerned with human tragedies and fears, his reaction to the complexities of life and his ultimate acceptance of his burdens.
The greatest of Latin epics, concerning the mythic founder of Rome.
www.bartleby.com /verse   (1007 words)

  
 Learn more about Epic poetry in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
More commonly, the word "epic" is used in reference to any fictional work; covering a relatively great deal of both geography and time.
Though an abundance of historical reminiscence and legend lay in the storehouse of Jewish literature, none of it was built into epic poems until relatively recently.
The first to produce an epic poem was N. Wessely with his Mosaide "Shire Tif'eret" (Berlin, 1789-1802), an epic on the Exodus from Egypt.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /e/ep/epic_poetry.html   (496 words)

  
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Parmenides wrote his poem in the style of Homer and Hesiod and would have expected his audience to have been educated primarily by means of their poems.
All the elements of an epic poem are found in tragedy, but the elements of a tragedy are not all found in the epic poem.
Epic as genre and the concept of nation, “.
www.lycos.com /info/epic-poetry.html?page=2   (513 words)

  
 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Gaius Valerius Catullus
Poems in Latin, with annotations and vocabulary in English, and audio recordings in Latin.
From his poems it is known that he went to Bithynia as an aide to the governor of that province in 57-56 B.C. We also know from Cicero that Catullus was one of the "neoteric" or new poets.
Their poems are mostly smaller lyrics that are characterized by wit and erudition.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/606   (590 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, and one of the major forms of narrative literature.
In the West, the Iliad, Odyssey and Nibelungenlied; and in the East, the Epic of Gilgamesh, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Shahnama and Epic of King Gesar are often cited as examples of the epic genre.
Invocation (prayer to the inspiring muse the epic), praepositio (introduction of the epic's theme), enumeratio (counting the fighting heroes and their armies), the principles termed "in medias res" (starting from the middle of an event), Deus ex machina (divine intervention), anticipatio (prediction), and Epithet (permanent attributes of a heroic figure).
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 Epic Poems
Epic Poems are long, serious poems that tells the story of a heroic figure.
Poetry is piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia.
The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish poetry from prose.
www.types-of-poetry.org.uk /20-epic-poems.htm   (365 words)

  
 Epic Poetry: Oral Narrative Verse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Epic poems start as commentaries on current events; as memories fade, subsequent generations of minstrels alter the original saga by emphasizing the values implicit in the original historical narrative, until the old story takes on a new form.
Homer's epics are typically Western in their tendency to relegate the forces of the supernatural to the background and bring the forces of nature to the foreground.
Writers of secondary epics continued to evoke the natural landscape incorporated in Homer's epic similes in their own, and in the process transformed the nature of these figures of speech.
newman.baruch.cuny.edu /digital/2000/c_n_c/c_01_epic/oral.htm   (3433 words)

  
 TagWorld :: Epic Savier - Home
Epic Savier became more and more aware of the hiphop culture as well as the lyrics as he was writing and listening to the words of others speaking about what he was seeing.
As Epic was living in bad neighborhoods for the majority of his life Epic Savier had the chance first hand to see the things that are now found in his music.
If your looking to collab with Epic Savier on one of his mixtapes, there is a $50 submission fee (for just a collab on your own beat) and $100 fee for collab's using a Epic Savier beat.
www.tagworld.com /epicsavier1   (516 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Epic poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, which retells in a continuous narrative the life and works of a heroic person or group of heroic persons either historical or mythical.
The first epics are associated strongly with the oral poetic tradition; literate societies have often copied the format, and the first and most obvious example is the Aeneid, following the style and subject matter of Homer.
The first to produce an epic poem was N. Wessely with his Mosaide "Shire Tif'eret" (Berlin, 1789-1802), an epic on the Exodus from Egypt.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Epic_poetry   (472 words)

  
 Epic
The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, and one of the major forms of narrative literature.
World folk epics are those epics which are not just literary masterpieces but also an integral part of the world view of a people.
Invocatio (pray to the muse [of the epic]), Prepositio (introduction of the epic's theme), Enumeratio (counting the fighting armys / heroes), In medias res (start from the middle of an event), Deus ex machina (interruption / miracle from a god), Anticipatio (prediction), and Ephiteton ornans (permanent attributives of the hero[es])
www.clipart.teleactivities.com /poetry/epic_poetry.html   (468 words)

  
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 ashgroveaudiobook.com - Homer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The main dialect used in both poems was Ionian Greek, or the combination of Ionic and Aeolic dialects, which was the language spoken in Ionia, the area of the Aegean Sea that includes the island of Chios.
Both epic poems cover legendary events that were believed to have occurred centuries before they were written down.
F.A. Wolf claimed that the two epic poems were not two single poems but a group of small, independent epic songs; and that those small songs were collected and connected to form a single poem by a genius poet called Homer.
www.ashgroveaudiobook.com /grove/info_kids_homer.html   (1476 words)

  
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The epic poem, Gilgamesh, is a powerful story of two men that held a connection, which bound the two as one even in death.
The poem has no author on record, but ancient myth gives tale that the poem was written by King Gilgamesh himself.
The Epic of Gilgamesh was preserved on clay tablets which were deciphered in the last century.
www.lycos.com /info/gilgamesh--gilgamesh-epic.html   (679 words)

  
 Claudia Schindler
On the basis of a short definition of the term “epic verse panegyric” and the particular characteristics of this literary genre, I will give a survey of the development of the various forms of verse panegyric in late antiquity.
The typology I suggest is based upon two criteria: (1) the length of the poems and (2) the structure of the poems and the relationship between narrative and descriptive parts.
The analysis will show that Venantius sees himself as an epic poet and places his poems in the tradition of heroic epic, but, on the other hand, uses only sparingly or omits totally typical elements of the heroic epic such as catalogues, similes and ecphraseis.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/03mtg/abstracts/schindler.html   (663 words)

  
 ENGL 2330
The epic, as fashioned by Homer and honed by Virgil and many later epic poets, is a genre possessing a number of conventions, most of which have to be present in a long narrative poem if it is to be accepted as an epic.
Great epic poets often refashion conventions for their own purposes, as Milton does in Paradise Lost, but most epic poets adhere rigidly to the accepted conventions, so knowledge of these conventions will improve understanding of an epic.
Epic similes are used to describe and define important action and events.
iweb.tntech.edu /sstedman/ENGL2330EpicConventions.htm   (438 words)

  
 How do you write an epic poem? | Answerbag.com
Epic poems are generally very long--more like a book than a "poem" really.
Some of the most famous epic poems come from the tradition of oral storytelling--stories that were orally passed between generations and were eventually written down.
epic poems traditonally have utilized an iambic line (10 stresses and 5 beats)and blank verse as in milton's "paradise lost." in addition, the latin and greek epic poems usually utilized the heroic couplet (a aabbcc rhyme scheme.)
www.answerbag.com /q_view/113079   (381 words)

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