Christabel by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeChristabel is a long narrative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in two parts.
The story of Christabel concerns a central female character of the same name and her encounter with a stranger called Geraldine, who claims to have been abducted from her home by a band of rough men. Christabel pities her and takes her home with her; supernatural signs seem to indicate that not all is well.
Elements of an Epic
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We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you! Published by Alvin Ball Modified over 4 years ago. No one knows Supposedly a blind, illiterate storyteller Rhapsode: a person who recited the epic poems of ancient Greece from memory. Epic similes a.
The Epic. The epic is generally defined: A long narrative poem on a great and serious subject, related in an elevated style, and centered on a heroic or quasi-divine figure on whose actions depends the fate of a tribe, a nation, or the human race. The traditional epics were shaped by a literary artist from historical and legendary materials which had developed in the oral traditions of his nation during a period of expansion and warfare Beowulf , The Odyssey , The Iliad. Aristotle described six characteristics: "fable, action, characters, sentiments, diction, and meter. Serious Epic. When the first novelists began writing what were later called novels, they thought they were writing "prose epics.
What is an Epic?
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Types of Poetry. When studying poetry, it is useful first of all to consider the theme and the overall development of the theme in the poem. Obviously, the sort of development that takes place depends to a considerable extent on the type of poem one is dealing with. It is useful to keep two general distinctions in mind for more detailed definitions consult Abrams and Preminger et al : lyric poetry and narrative poetry. Lyric Poetry. A lyric poem is a comparatively short, non-narrative poem in which a single speaker presents a state of mind or an emotional state.
We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you! Published by Shanon Hudson Modified over 3 years ago. The central character of an epic, called the epic hero, is a figure of great, sometimes larger-than-life stature.