By: Megan Robison =^-^=
What is EPIC Poetry
The Purpose of these Poems
- The hero of the poem is outstanding and represents a cultures heroic ideal.
- The setting is large.
- The action involved superhuman deeds.
Examples of Epic Poems
A few examples are
Babylonian Gilgamesh, the Sanskrit Mahabharata, Homer's Lliad and Odyssey, etc.
("Poetic Form: Epic." Poets.org. Academy of American Poets, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.)
("What Is the Purpose of Epic Stories or Narratives in Ancient History? - Homework Help - ENotes.com." Enotes.com. Enotes.com, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.)
("Characteristics of Epic Poetry." Characteristics of Epic Poetry. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2014.)