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15 terms
Epic Poetry
assonance
consonance
alliteration
epithet
Repetition of similar vowel sounds
Repetition of final consonant sounds
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
A descriptive name or phrase used to characterize someone or…
assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds
consonance
Repetition of final consonant sounds
10 terms
Epic Poetry
epic poetry
allusion
alliteration
kenning
a long, narrative poem usually about heroic deeds
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
a conventional poetic phrase used for or in addition to the u…
epic poetry
a long, narrative poem usually about heroic deeds
allusion
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
10 terms
Epic Poetry
muse
Shropshire
distillate
essence
1. think; meditate (v); 2. a source of inspiration (n) [in my…
stocky body; face and legs are dark colored; heavy face cover…
(n) any concentration, essence, or abstraction
the most important ingredient; the crucial element
muse
1. think; meditate (v); 2. a source of inspiration (n) [in my…
Shropshire
stocky body; face and legs are dark colored; heavy face cover…
12 terms
Epic Poetry
Who is the speaker of an epic poem?
What is the tone and style of an epic…
The purpose of an epic poem is to...
The setting of an epic poem is...
The narrator
Formal
entertain, teach, and inspire
Huge; it can include the sea, a region, the world, or the uni…
Who is the speaker of an epic poem?
The narrator
What is the tone and style of an epic…
Formal
14 terms
Epic Poetry and Epic Hero
1) plot centers around an epic hero ... 2…
Plot centers around a hero of unbeliev…
Involves deeds of superhuman strength…
Vast setting
six elements of an epic poem
The epic hero completes what everyone only attempts. In ancie…
Accomplish feats no real human could.
The action spans not only geographical but also often cosmolo…
1) plot centers around an epic hero ... 2…
six elements of an epic poem
Plot centers around a hero of unbeliev…
The epic hero completes what everyone only attempts. In ancie…
9 terms
Epic poetry
good vs evil
the quest
Deeds of Valor
Divine Intervention
born noble or semi divine courageous, skillful, and virtuous…
long journey or mission or mission proof of heroism ... reward h…
Demonstrate hero's courage or strength Biggest party of the a…
Hero Receives help from a gob or supernatural force
good vs evil
born noble or semi divine courageous, skillful, and virtuous…
the quest
long journey or mission or mission proof of heroism ... reward h…
28 terms
epic heroes and epic poetry
archetype
epic hero
epic heroes undertake
foil
typical example of characters we see in literature
serves as a representative of qualities a culture appreciates…
quests
a character who is opposite the epic hero
archetype
typical example of characters we see in literature
epic hero
serves as a representative of qualities a culture appreciates…
26 terms
Poetry/Epic
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Apostrophe
Something that is given multiple levels of meaning (literal,s…
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
A reference that is made to something outside the piece of li…
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
Allegory
Something that is given multiple levels of meaning (literal,s…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
17 terms
Epic/Poetry
Allegory
Allusion
Archetype
Didactic
When something in a piece of literature is meant to portray m…
A reference to something outside the literature... Ex:Hercules t…
A very typical example of a certain person or thing.... Ex:Rebel…
Literature that is intended to teach, particularly in having…
Allegory
When something in a piece of literature is meant to portray m…
Allusion
A reference to something outside the literature... Ex:Hercules t…
11 terms
Epic Poetry
Actions consist of ______ valor
The poet retains ______
Extended formal ______ by main charact…
The poet opens by stating a ______ and…
deeds
objectivity
speeches
theme
Actions consist of ______ valor
deeds
The poet retains ______
objectivity
12 terms
Poetry & Epic
Alliteration
Apostrophe
Cacophony
Caesura
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word…
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
Harsh, dissonant sounds... Example: "I detest war because cause…
A pause in the middle of a line of poetry.... Example: //
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word…
Apostrophe
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
26 terms
Poetry-Epic
Allegory
Alliteration
Apostrophe
Archetype
Something that is given multiple levels of meaning (literal,s…
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
typical example of a person or thing.
Allegory
Something that is given multiple levels of meaning (literal,s…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
28 terms
Poetry/Epic
Alliteration
Apostrophe
Cacophony
Caesura
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word.
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
Harsh, dissonant sounds
A pause in the middle of a line of poetry.
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word.
Apostrophe
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
19 terms
Poetry/ Epic
allegory
alliteration
cacophony
caesura
...
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
...
...
allegory
...
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
22 terms
Epic & Poetry
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Apostrophe
Something that is given multiple levels of meaning (literal,s…
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
Allegory
Something that is given multiple levels of meaning (literal,s…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
21 terms
Poetry/Epic
Alliteration
Apostrophe
Cacophony
Caesura
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
Harsh, dissonant sounds
A pause in the middle of a line of poetry.
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
Apostrophe
The narrator is speaking to an object that is incapable of re…
16 terms
Epic Poetry and Epic Hero
1) plot centers around an epic hero ... 2…
Plot centers around a hero of unbeliev…
Involves deeds of superhuman strength…
Vast setting
six elements of an epic poem
The epic hero completes what everyone only attempts. In ancie…
Accomplish feats no real human could.
The action spans not only geographical but also often cosmolo…
1) plot centers around an epic hero ... 2…
six elements of an epic poem
Plot centers around a hero of unbeliev…
The epic hero completes what everyone only attempts. In ancie…
8 terms
Epic poetry
Media res
(Calling upon a) Muse
Appositive
Genealogy
"In te middle of things" -things already happening
Something to call upon for inspiration
Clarifies the character more "hector, breaker of horses"
Family tree
Media res
"In te middle of things" -things already happening
(Calling upon a) Muse
Something to call upon for inspiration
15 terms
Epic Poetry
Epic Poem
Epic Hero
Epic Plot
Epic Setting
A long narrative in a formal style originating in the oral tr…
possesses: the qualities most admired by a culture, super hum…
involves a long journey that is full of complications ... exampl…
includes fantastic or exotic lands and more than one nation
Epic Poem
A long narrative in a formal style originating in the oral tr…
Epic Hero
possesses: the qualities most admired by a culture, super hum…
12 terms
Epic Poetry
epic poetry
stock epithets
kenning
themes
a long, narrative poem that is usually about heroic deeds and…
an adjective that points out special traits
poetic synonyms
courage, honor
epic poetry
a long, narrative poem that is usually about heroic deeds and…
stock epithets
an adjective that points out special traits
14 terms
Epic poetry
449-1066, The people moved from german…
Hagiography
The Anglo-Saxon chronicles
King Alfred
The Anglo-Saxon Period
Writing of the lives of saints
Preserve chronology of the early english history
Whose time was the anglo saxon chronicles written?
449-1066, The people moved from german…
The Anglo-Saxon Period
Hagiography
Writing of the lives of saints
Epic/Poetry
Allegory
Allusion
Archetype
Didactic
When something in a piece of literature is meant to portray m…
A reference to something outside the literature... Ex: Dont act…
A very typical example of a certain person or thing.... Ex: Call…
Literature that is intended to teach, particularly in having…
Allegory
When something in a piece of literature is meant to portray m…
Allusion
A reference to something outside the literature... Ex: Dont act…
8 terms
Epic poetry
Characteristics of an epic
How they started and changed
Epic conventions
Epic hero
Long narrative poem ... Generally concerns a serious war... Celebra…
Often passed down orally through generations ... Told by scops o…
Long and formal speeches ... Epic hero on a quest ... Supernatural…
A larger-than-life character ... Battles forces that threatens t…
Characteristics of an epic
Long narrative poem ... Generally concerns a serious war... Celebra…
How they started and changed
Often passed down orally through generations ... Told by scops o…
9 terms
epic poetry
epic
epic hero
epic plot
epic setting
a long narrative poem.
possess superhuman strength, craftiness and confidence.
Involves a long journey, full of complications.
Includes fantastic or exotic lands.Involving more than one na…
epic
a long narrative poem.
epic hero
possess superhuman strength, craftiness and confidence.
11 terms
Epic Poetry
epic
Epic hero
Epic simile
Tragic flaw
A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
A main character in an epic whose legendary or heroic actions…
An extended comparison using like or as to compare two seemin…
A weakness or limitation of character, resulting in the fall…
epic
A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Epic hero
A main character in an epic whose legendary or heroic actions…
16 terms
Epic poetry
Infamous
Murky
Wrought
Prowess
Have a bad reputation
Cloudy or gloomy
Put together or made
Great skill or ability
Infamous
Have a bad reputation
Murky
Cloudy or gloomy
9 terms
Epic poetry
good vs evil
the quest
Deeds of Valor
Divine Intervention
born noble or semi divine courageous, skillful, and virtuous…
long journey or mission or mission proof of heroism ... reward h…
Demonstrate hero's courage or strength Biggest party of the a…
Hero Receives help from a gob or supernatural force
good vs evil
born noble or semi divine courageous, skillful, and virtuous…
the quest
long journey or mission or mission proof of heroism ... reward h…
13 terms
Epic poetry
Personification
Epic simile
Muse
Consonance
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things
Extended comparison using like or as like or ass
The god of epic poetry
Repetition of ending constant sounds
Personification
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things
Epic simile
Extended comparison using like or as like or ass
20 terms
Epic Poetry
epic poems
action of epic
epic hero
invocation
long narrative poem about a serious subject
centered around epic hero
called upon to travel for and undergo a great journey for the…
beginning of an epic, a request to the muses
epic poems
long narrative poem about a serious subject
action of epic
centered around epic hero
9 terms
epic poetry
epic similes
archetypes
allusion
epic hero
a comparison of 2 unlike things using like or as; may go on f…
characters,situations, and images that are recognizable in ma…
a reference to a famous person, place, or thing
possesses superhuman strength, craftiness, and confidence, is…
epic similes
a comparison of 2 unlike things using like or as; may go on f…
archetypes
characters,situations, and images that are recognizable in ma…
28 terms
epic poetry
Alcinoüs
odysseus
calypso
circe
king of the phaeacians, to who Odysseus tells his story
king of ithaca
a sea goddess who loved odysseus
an enchantress who helped odysseus
Alcinoüs
king of the phaeacians, to who Odysseus tells his story
odysseus
king of ithaca
25 terms
Epic Poetry
1. plot centers on hero with unbelieva…
epic hero
epic hero
epic poems
6 elements of epic poetry
supernatural; dvine, or protected by a god
uses super powers to save someone
different places over long time; spans geographically and acr…
1. plot centers on hero with unbelieva…
6 elements of epic poetry
epic hero
supernatural; dvine, or protected by a god
9 terms
Epic Poetry
Epic Poem
Characteristics of an Epic Poem
Epithet
Deus ex machina
-Type of literary genre... -A long narrative poem in which every…
1) Begins in media res (middle of things)... 2) Tale begins with…
A compound adjective that repeatedly reminds the reader of th…
Shows devine intervention on human affairs
Epic Poem
-Type of literary genre... -A long narrative poem in which every…
Characteristics of an Epic Poem
1) Begins in media res (middle of things)... 2) Tale begins with…
17 terms
Epic Poetry
Archetype
classical epic poem
epic poetry
epic/homeric simile
The original pattern or model from which all things of the sa…
a long narrative poem, from ancient times, telling of a hero'…
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
a detailed comparison in the form of a simile that is many li…
Archetype
The original pattern or model from which all things of the sa…
classical epic poem
a long narrative poem, from ancient times, telling of a hero'…
19 terms
epic poetry
archetype
classical epic poem
epic poetry
epic/homeric simile
the original pattern or model from which all things of the sa…
a long narrative poem, from ancient times, telling of a hero'…
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
a detailed comparison in the form of a simile that is many li…
archetype
the original pattern or model from which all things of the sa…
classical epic poem
a long narrative poem, from ancient times, telling of a hero'…
20 terms
Epic Poetry
epic poetry
homer
allusion
aphrodite
a poem that tells the story of a noble protagonist who succes…
the ancient greek blind poet who wrote the stories of ancient…
a brief reference to a person, place, or event that is common…
the ancient greek goddess who allied herself with the warrior…
epic poetry
a poem that tells the story of a noble protagonist who succes…
homer
the ancient greek blind poet who wrote the stories of ancient…
Epic Poetry
Epic
Epic Hero
Epic Plot
Epic Setting
A long narrative poem, Ex: The Odyssey by Homer
Possesses superhuman strength, craftiness, and confidence , I…
Involves a long journey, full of complications, such as, stra…
Includes fantastic or exotic lands, Involves more than one na…
Epic
A long narrative poem, Ex: The Odyssey by Homer
Epic Hero
Possesses superhuman strength, craftiness, and confidence , I…
12 terms
Epic Poetry
Vast
the fate of a tribe, nation, people, t…
Formal style and elevated language
Super human deed
What kind of setting?
action
Style & Language
What kind of deed occurs?
Vast
What kind of setting?
the fate of a tribe, nation, people, t…
action
19 terms
Epic Poetry
Epic Poem
Epic Hero
Narrative
What does the speaker use?
Reveals the beliefs central to the culture of his society.
Represents the values, thinking and wishes of his culture.
Always used in Epic Poetry. Tale told by a speaker about what…
Repetition, images and if similes and metaphors.
Epic Poem
Reveals the beliefs central to the culture of his society.
Epic Hero
Represents the values, thinking and wishes of his culture.
24 terms
Epic Poetry
epic
epic hero
types of epics
what epic poetry can be
long narrative poem about a hero
larger than life, male, noble of legendary birth, journeys of…
primary and secondary primary: passed on orally and eventuall…
myths, legends, folk tales, and history
epic
long narrative poem about a hero
epic hero
larger than life, male, noble of legendary birth, journeys of…
14 terms
Epic poetry
Allusion
Archetype*
Chronological order
Classical epic poem*
A passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of somet…
Character, situations, and images that are recognizable in ma…
Organized by time
Noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually ce…
Allusion
A passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of somet…
Archetype*
Character, situations, and images that are recognizable in ma…
16 terms
Epic Poetry
Aloof
Ardor
Cower
Guile
Emotionally distant; uninvolved; disinterested; standoffish
Passion; intensity of emotion; enthusiasm
To crouch or shrink back as in fear or shame
Slyness, craftiness, skillful
Aloof
Emotionally distant; uninvolved; disinterested; standoffish
Ardor
Passion; intensity of emotion; enthusiasm
16 terms
Epic Poetry
infamous
murky
wrought
prowess
having a bad reputation
cloudy or gloomy
put together or made
great skill or ability
infamous
having a bad reputation
murky
cloudy or gloomy
9 terms
Epic Poetry
Epic Simile
Epic Allusion
Epithet
Innvocation
A comparison between two different objects using like or as,…
A reference to another person, place, thing, or event
A brief description
A call to the gods for help
Epic Simile
A comparison between two different objects using like or as,…
Epic Allusion
A reference to another person, place, thing, or event
45 terms
Epic Poetry
The goddess/ Mother of the hero of The…
The archetypical inventor/ engineer in…
The strange voiced nymph who loved the…
One of the shades being punished in th…
Venus
daedalus
echo
Tantalus
The goddess/ Mother of the hero of The…
Venus
The archetypical inventor/ engineer in…
daedalus
14 terms
Epic Poetry
Narrative
oral tradition
epic poetry
epic hero
a story of connected events
the message is transmitted through word or song
a long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero
possesses super human strength, confidence and cunning
Narrative
a story of connected events
oral tradition
the message is transmitted through word or song
16 terms
Epic Poetry
infamous
murky
wrought
prowess
have a bad reputation
cloudy or gloomy
put together or made
great skill or ability
infamous
have a bad reputation
murky
cloudy or gloomy
17 terms
Epic Poetry
Homer
Virgil
Dante
Milton
Iliad & Odyssey (Trogan War)
Aeneid (founding of rome)
Divine Comedy (fate of soul)
Paradise Lost (fall from heaven)
Homer
Iliad & Odyssey (Trogan War)
Virgil
Aeneid (founding of rome)
epic poetry
a hero is
the setting is
actions consist of
interest themselves in the action
of imposing stature, national, or international
vast
deed of valor requiring superhuman courage
supernatural forces
a hero is
of imposing stature, national, or international
the setting is
vast
38 terms
Epic Poetry
Definition of an epic
Purpose repition serves in an epic
Epithets
Heroes in epics are...
A long narrative poem that tells the deeds of a great person…
The repeating of words, phrases, and grammatical structures h…
Words or short phrases that highlight key qualities of charac…
Larger-than-life, glorified, representative of culture's idea…
Definition of an epic
A long narrative poem that tells the deeds of a great person…
Purpose repition serves in an epic
The repeating of words, phrases, and grammatical structures h…
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