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Hero, "in medias res", invocation of the muse, presence of supernatural characters, epic elements, reflection of culture
What are the 5 characteristics of an Epic?
the writer makes direct statements about a characters personality and tells what the character is like
the writer shows or dramatizes the character and allows you to draw your conclusions
launguage that can be interpreted in a variety of contects, depending on situation, speaker, time, location, etc.
a character who changes values, beliefs, ideas or morals as a result of events in a narrative
conflict occurs outside character (person vs. person, person vs. nature, person vs. society, person vs. machine, person vs. super natural"
writing that is so descriptive, it enables the reader to create a mental image. appeals to 5 senses.
the contrast depends upon the differnce between what a character belives and what readers know is true
when the narrative is told from the p-o-v of a a character directly involved in the conflict
an underlying messge about life, communicated to the reader through the narrative from the author
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentamenter and written in an elevated style
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