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

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