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. timeless. and impressively great.Epic: Definition Used as a noun: A long poem that tells the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures. or the history of a nation. Used as an adjective: Heroic. meaningful.

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5. 2. 3. poetic language. The setting is vast: heroes go on a journey. . Heroes in the story have qualities that the culture as a whole values. 4. There are gods or supernatural forces involved in the story. narrative poems or use lofty.Characteristics of al l e p i cs 1. Epics are written as long. Heroes in the story are important people of high standing in society.

The story is often about the founding of a nation. 4. of som Characteristics epics e 1. 2. The epic is based on stories that were told as part of a culture’s oral tradition. . 3. The Hero is often a god or son of a god. The story often involves a war or battles against monsters.

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Examples of Epics The Iliad and Odyssey (Ancient Greek) The Aeneid (Ancient Roman) Gilgamesh (Ancient Mesopotamian) The Ramayana (Ancient Indian) Beowulf (Medieval English) The Edda (Medieval Icelandic) Jewang Ungi (Medieval Korean) Journey to the West (Medieval Chinese) The Tale of the Heike (Medieval Japanese) .