What is an epic poetry?
Marija Kleut has written: 'Narodne pesme u srpskim rukopisnim pesmaricama XVIII i XIX veka' 'Ivan Senjanin u srpskohrvatskim usmenim pesmama' -- subject(s): Croatian Epic poetry, Epic poetry, Croatian, Epic poetry, Serbian, Folk songs, Serbo-Croatian, History and criticism, In literature, Serbian Epic poetry
If someone tells you that rap has roots in African American experiences, but epic poetry is based on Greek and Roman cultures, they are really ignorant and very wrong. Epic poetry is found in all cultures, going back to the Epic of Gilgamesh in ancient Mesapotamia. Beowulf is an Old English epic. African Africans have lots of oral epics such as Lianja. Rap is not epic poetry because it does not tell a story of…
A. Hoekstra has written: 'Epic verse before Homer' -- subject(s): Criticism and interpretation, Epic poetry, Greek, Greek Epic poetry, Greek language, History and criticism, Metrics and rhythmics 'The sub-epic stage of the formulaic tradition' -- subject(s): History and criticism, Oral tradition, Rhetoric, Ancient, Oral-formulaic analysis, Epic poetry, Greek, Hymns, Greek (Classical), Gods, Greek, in literature