epic poem


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Synonyms for epic poem

a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds

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unearths the occluded tradition of the female epic poem, which he argues has a history that ranges from the ancient Sumerian Descen of Inanna, inscribed on clay tablets between 1900 and 1600 BCE, to Lisa Robertson's Debbie: An Epic (1997).
degli Studi di Milano) presents the first full-length study of Nobel Laureate, Caribbean poet Walcott's epic poem.
While Homer's epic poem, the Iliad, does not mention the death of Achilles, Burgess (classics, U.
This collection of annotated passages from Lucan's epic poem Civil Wars is accompanied by commentary on the various themes in the text as well as a historical summary of the conflict between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great.
Much of Sibelius' work has nationalistic associations, sometimes relating to the ``Kalevala,'' Finland's epic poem.
Unlike previous critical studies of Crane's poetry, which have usually sought to interpret Crane's epic poem "The Bridge" by first looking at the shorter poems in Crane's first book of poetry, White Buildings, this study shows how understanding "The Bridge" can help readers interpret the poems in White Buildings and in Crane's last poem, "The Broken Tower.
Hogan died in 1899 and is perhaps best known for his epic poem Drunken Thady And The Bishop's Lady.
Based loosely on Dante's epic poem, the performance took the audience on a lavishly set and lit walking tour of the nine circles of hell to visit lost souls--from mobsters, fascists, and the mad to American tourists and hapless individuals slaving at menial jobs.
Audience response to eloquent discourse is a key element in Camoes's epic poem, but the pivotal issue is audience awareness of the rhetorical speaker's apparent intention.
In the '20s Hart Crane had sex with sailors in the Brooklyn Navy Yards, but in his epic poem of American life, The Bridge, he makes his lovers gender-nonspecific: "Your cool arms murmurously about me lay.
Starting at the second half of Homer's epic poem, it focuses not on Ulysses' famous nautical mishaps (the cantankerous Cyclops, killer whirlpools and the like), during his long voyage home from the Trojan War.
Boyd (Latin and Greek, Bowdoin College) presents an edition of parts of the first-century BC Latin epic poem for high school students preparing for the Advanced Placement Latin examinations and for college students in their fourth through sixth semester of Latin who are reading Vergil for the first time.
YOUNGSTERS on Tyneside are to challenge Hollywood's version of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf - by making their own film version.
But between them, they did know that a praying mantis is the only insect able to look over its shoulder, that a 17-syllable poem is called a haiku, that Homer wrote The Iliad, and that Dante's epic poem about Christianity is The Divine Comedy.
The California Poem is a book-length epic poem, sparsely illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the California landscape, that spans the time, science, history, and scenery of the Golden State.