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  • 1. EPICS
  • 2. Epic
    Long narrative poem
    Adventures of legendary hero
    The hero’s accomplishments reflect the values of his/her culture
  • 3. Elements of the Epic
    Epic Hero
    Heroic Quest
    Valorous Deeds
    Divine Intervention
    Great Events
  • 4. Epic Hero
    Larger-than-life
    Typically Noble
    Courageous, Skilled
    Virtuous, Good
    Fights Evil
  • 5. Heroic Quest
    Long, Dangerous Journey
    Proves Heroism
    Wins Honor and Renown
    Aids Others
  • 6. Valorous Deeds
    Demonstrate Hero’s Courage, Strength, or Virtue
    Make up most of the Action
    Battles Evil Forces
    Saves Others
  • 7. Divine Intervention
    Hero receives Help: God/Supernatural Force takes interest in Hero’s Quest
  • 8. Great Events
    Historical/Mythological events as Backdrop for Epic
    E.g.: The Iliad, Trojan War
  • 9. Folk Epics
    Oral Tradition
    Written down long after first composed
    Examples:
    Beowulf (Anglo-Saxon
    Gilgamesh (Sumerian)
  • 10. Literary Epics
    Written by individual authors
    Examples:
    Iliad and Odyssey by Homer
    Aeneid by Virgil
    Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
    Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • 11. Epic Conventions
    Shared Literary Characteristics
    An Epic Usually…
    States subject/purpose
    Muse helps tell story
    Plot begins in middle
    Serious tone
    Long speeches
    Lists of battles, weapons, royal gifts