The Epic Poem & The Epic Hero. Epic Definition. An epic is a long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society. Epics often…. Concern eternal human problems such as the conflict between GOOD and EVIL
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An epic is a long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.
Ex. -Aeneid and Paradise Lost
There are five main
EPIC CONVENTIONS- Shared characteristics of epics writers drew upon to establish the epic quality of their poems.
IN MEDIA RES…
“in the middle of things”
to achieve something of great value to themselves or society
“LIVE ON AFTER DEATH”…
in order to succeed