- n. a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
“So he was probably secretly delighted when he was satirized as a backward, drunken hayseed in the anonymous epic poem “The Wrath of Bergen,” published in the pro-annexation newspaper the Brooklyn Eagle.”
“They have been celebrated in an epic poem of sixty thousand rhymed couplets, by Ferdusi, the Homer of Persia.”
“(1560-1631); of the Jesuit, Pierre Lemoine, author of an epic poem of”
“She had celebrated in an epic poem now lost in the wars between Constantine and Magnentius.”
“It is an epic poem in distichs, celebrating the victories of the crusades, the crushing of heresy, and the glories of the Faith.”
“The relation of the nobility to the peasantry is well characterised in a passage of Mickiewicz's epic poem Pan Tadeusz, where a peasant, on humbly suggesting that the nobility suffered less from the measures of their foreign rulers than his own class, is told by one of his betters that this is a silly remark, seeing that peasants, like eels, are accustomed to being skinned, whereas the well-born are accustomed to live in liberty.”
“He complains that Davenant has laid the scene of action in Lombardy, which Rymer calls neglecting his own country; but the critic should have considered, that however well it might have pleased the poet's countrymen, yet as an epic poem is supposed to be read in every nation enlightened by science, there can no objections arise from that quarter by any but those who were of the same country with the author.”
“Not a prolific writer, Mickiewicz's unmatched reputation rests largely on an epic poem of rural Lithuanian life, Pan Tadeusz, and the play, Dziady.”
“Storza's life in a Latin epic poem of sixteen books, called the”
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