epic poem

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epic poem a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
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Quotations

  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.”

Usage

In literature:

The Persians have epics and tales, but, for the most part, they affect short poems and epigrams.
"Rubiyt of Omar Khayym and Salmn and Absl" by Omar Khayym and Ralph Waldo Emerson
The term lesser epic includes the numerous forms of narrative poems from the old-time ballad to the modern story-telling poem.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
But perhaps the crowning glory and epic grandeur of the poem comes at the close.
"Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1883" by T. Hall Caine
But it is an epic poem, and a divine.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
There were songs or poems in stanzas of varying structure and lines of varying length, some really lyric, and some epic.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
Well, I go back and write an epic poem.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865" by Various
The old Irish epic is invariably in prose with poems of varying length interspersed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
In the islands, the tale has an epical form, and is chanted in a poem of twenty-six stanzas.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
The German races had had wandering singers from the primitive times, bearers of news, spreaders of epic songs and poems.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
No man can invent an organon for writing tragedies and Epic poems.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
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In news:

The epic poem has long been required reading for many english classes.
Based on India's epic Mahabharat poem, it examines love and war from the perspective of Princess Panchaali.
Tolkien epic poem next year.
Maplewood assembles the troops to breathe life into Benét's epic poem "John Brown's Body.".
Maplewood assembles the troops to breathe life into Benét's epic poem " John Brown 's Body.".
Langston Hughes ' epic poem, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz is the text for the piece performed by Jessye Norman, among others.
The Indian epic poem " Mahabharata " is the subject of a daylong symposium with performances tomorrow at the Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, at 70th Street.
His epic poem The Folding Cliffs, will be published in October.
Helped create original show of epic poem at Groton school.
It didn't take 10 years, but three Andover high school students have travelled on an educational journey to create a new take on Homer's epic poem The Odyssey.
It didn't take 10 years, but three Andover high school students have travelled on an educational journey to create a new take on Homer's epic poem The Odyssey .
Fans have long likened football games to military battles, but Carl Adair is surely the first one to shout epic war poems from the stands.
Influenced by the 12th century epic poem, "The Song of Roland ," considered one of the oldest major works in French literature.
It starts with bare looping synths and layers of shadowy keys on "Lucretius," named for a mysterious Roman philosopher only known for one epic poem on Epicureanism.
People found their entertainment and instruction in fables and folktales, epic poems and bedtime yarns.
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In science:

There is no more impressive form of literature than the narrative epic poem.
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The theory of number is the epic poem of mathematics.
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