epic poetry

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poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero

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If Milton's machinery presented these poets with one set of problems, his politics presented them with another; John Milton, stalwart republican and polemical defender of regicide, was always going to be a rather uncomfortable ally for epic poets attempting to bolster the British establishment against the ideological inroads of the revolutionaries.
Curran points to the influence of Hayley's Essay, which had explicitly recommended that would-be epic poets should seek inspiration in Milton.
In his introduction, Gregory presents a perceptive account of the narrative advantages a polytheistic supernatural structure offered the ancient epic poets.
In sum, this lively book is a stimulating and much-needed study of the difficulties Renaissance epic poets faced, and of some of the solutions they found, when they had to replace the Olympian deities of classical heroic poetry with a Christian God that is unique, infinite, all-powerful, and good.
Maximus, whose first language was presumably Latin, had learned to read Homer and other epic poets in Greek.
The Beowulf poet's individual artistry, as that of all epic poets, she argues, long took a place secondary to the power of tradition.
Boiardo's Orlando innamorato, the immediate predecessor of Ariosto's Orlando furioso, however, joined only recently the pantheon of Italian epic poets translated into English with the 1989 translation by Charles S.
Luigi Pulci, therefore, finally attaining the recognition that he sought but eluded him during his lifetime, now sits in the English pantheon of the Italian epic poets next to Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso.
The eighteenth-century epic poets paid him the dubious tribute of emulation in some of the deadliest productions in English literature; only Pope in The Dunciad was able to make a really creative reworking.
1580), Portugal's preeminent poet and one of the "great epic poets of the grand Western tradition" (1), even if not as well known as other great figures of world literature, "has always had the respect of poets and scholars" (1).
Joseph relied on Dares for the facts of the war, but it was to the epic poets of ancient Rome, particularly Virgil, Staffus and Lucan, that he turned for inspiration.
He goes on to survey learned commentaries from the period, showing how Lucan, like other epic poets, was read at the time as much for his alleged historical, geographical, and scientific knowledge as for his poetry.
Also worthy of mention among the epic poets is Jacopo Sannazaro (1457/8-1530) of Naples, whose Italian pastoral romance Arcadia (Venice, 1502) and De partu Virginis, a heroic treatment of the nativity in Latin, were found on four lists and two lists respectively.
Paul's evocative of ceremony and ornament in the grand style, and from naval prowess in the vein of Elizabeth to the aura of Henrietta whose beauty, we are told, might serve as the inspiration for epic poets such as Homer.
Linda Gregerson argues that the epic poets of Protestant England sought to avoid the specter of idolatry not by banishing verbal images, but by manipulating the reader's idolatrous impulse in order to reform it.