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Definition of "epic poem" []

  • A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "epic poem" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "She had celebrated in an epic poem now lost in the wars between Constantine and Magnentius."
  • "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."