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notes on what is an epic and what is an epic here.

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    • An “EPIC”
      What does this mean?
    • The definition
      “is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation”
    • Famous Epics
    • Traits of an epic
      Opens “in medias res”
      The setting is vast, covering much of the world
      Begins with an invocation to a muse
      Includes “supernatural” elements
      Involves an epic hero
      Written in formal, grand language
    • The Epic Hero
    • Odysseus
      The Odyssey
    • Achilles
      The Illiad
    • Beowulf
      Beowulf
    • The Epic Hero
      Embodies the values of the civilization
      Usually favored by some god or diety
      Is involved in a quest
      Must face many dangers in this quest