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  1. 1. Epic Notes
  2. 2. Definition? <ul><li>A long narrative poem presenting a character in a series of adventures of heroic proportions </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The adventures revolve around a journey or a battle </li></ul><ul><li>These episodes are important to the history of a nation or race </li></ul><ul><li>The hero is of great historical or legendary significance </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The setting is vast in scope, covering nations, the world, or even the universe </li></ul><ul><li>The action consists of deeds of great valor requiring superhuman courage </li></ul><ul><li>Supernatural forces (i.e. gods, angels, demons) interest themselves in the action and sometimes intervene </li></ul>
  5. 5. Style? <ul><li>Serious </li></ul><ul><li>Written in an elevated style </li></ul>
  6. 6. Origin? <ul><li>Taken from historical or legendary materials which developed from oral tradition </li></ul>