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What is epics?
Long poems that tell the storied of heroes.
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Oral Instant Epics: Many epic poems were made before the coming of paper and books, and many even before the papyrus rolls. These songs were loudly sang before audiences and i…n those times almost all great festivals and occasions invariably ended in song recitations. Good poets had loud voices and the geniuses among them made very long songs instantly. They were recorded nowhere but in the memory of those generations, retaining their perfection based on the memory skill of those people. Able persons could then recite thousands of lines verbatim from memory. The fact that all listeners knew the heroic deeds described made understanding and appreciation easy. But the most remarkable thing was the audience before the poet, that made the instant-made oral epics majestic. They inspired one another. The immortal Scandinavian epic Beowulf by an unknown author strictly conforms to all these features. Before coming to England in the Sixth century in a ship from Sweden, it was handed over through generations by sheer oral repetition. Certainly there had been additions, eliminations and editing while those immortal epics passed from minds to minds. As such mass endeavours in assembling poetry vanished, they took the great epic traits with them. No wonder no great epics were created since.
Sometimes they contain facts, but they are usually mostly myth.
Answer In literature an epic is a (usually lengthy) narrative in verse. In addition to the narrative there is also description and there is an important element o…f vastness and heroism. The earliest epics were oral and were only written down later. Famous examples of epics include The Odyssey, The Iliad and The Aeneid, also The Epic of Gilgamesh, and much later Beowulf. It is often said that since about 1700 the epic has been 'replaced' by the novel as the main form of narrative. The term epic is also used figuratively of some blockbuster films concerned with conflict and heroism on a grandiose scale. Joncey
An epic tale is a literary work in which a heroic individual, often acting on behalf of a larger community, undergoes exciting adventures and faces terrifying, powerful oppone…nts. These opponents are frequently supernatural, such as dragons and monsters, and the hero may be severely wounded and ultimately killed by one of his enemies. For example, Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon epic featuring a strong, daring hero who protects his people against a monster, the monster's mother, and a dragon; the latter ultimately kills him. Magic, seductive women, treasure and enchanted objects may play roles in these tales.
In everyday conversation, "epic" is often used loosely to refer to anything big or important or long. All such uses are metaphorical extensions of its basic meaning, in wh…ich it denotes a literary genre, an extended verse narrative. In the Western tradition, the first great epics were Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The term is also applied to similar narratives in other traditions--for example, the Indian Mahabharata. Even in literary criticism, one sometimes finds it used of works which do not strictly qualify--for example, Whitman's "Song of Myself." Strictly speaking, though the word "Epic" should be restricted to tales which engage multiple generations of characters. The Illiad, e.g. is not epic, whereas the Odyssey is, in that the Illiad is just a war story, told as such, as opposed to Telemachus's search for his father moves it into the Epic catagory. I would consider Evelyn Waugh's "Sword of Valor" trilogy to be epic, following as it does the death of the father and older sons, the survival of the remaining son, and the adoption of the estranged wife's bastard son Non-literary uses like "epic movie" or "epic event" are common in advertising and occasionally appear even in formal prose, but it is probably safer to avoid them when writing for English teachers.
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An epic is a long narrative poem that usually contains a hero and speaks of his amazing deeds and events occurring in his time. Some known examples are Beowulf and Paradise lo…st.
The original meaning of an "epic" was a long narrative poem aboutthe deeds of a mythical hero, often in elevated language andoriginally in oral forms before being set down in …writing. The modern usage refers to productions and events in similarlygrandiose or larger-than-life style.
A epic is a long poem that tell stories of heroes
Epic is a long narrative poem and mock epic is type of an epic about holding a person up to
The Epic Setting is a characteristic of an Epic. It involves fantastic or exotic lands. It also involves more than one nation.
Epic Theater An epic is a theatrical form that emerged in the 1920s, associated with Bertolt Brecht. Brecht sought to distance (alienate) spectators emotionally by writin…g episodic scenes interrupted by songs and other devices, so the audience would watch objectively and judge what it saw. Ultimately Brecht hoped his audience would relate what they saw in the theatre to conditions in society and would seek to alter the sociopolitical system. Brecht called this theatre "epic" because the alternation of dialogue and narration, with its frequent shifts in time and place, had more in common with epic poetry than with traditional drama. "The Essential Theatre" Eighth Edition by: Oscar G Brockett and Robert J Ball
The Epic of Bidasari is a Filipino language stage play. It was written for Magwayen, the main theatre group at the University of the City of Manila.
There is not a 2015 Epic film. We are only in the year 2014.