What is an Epic? Discuss about the Features of an Epic.

What is an Epic? Discuss about the Features of an Epic.

Definition of Epic: An epic is 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 on the fate of tribe or nation or the human race.

Features or characteristics of Epic:  

a. Hero: The hero is a figure of great national or even cosmic (universe) importance. The epic hero has super human strength, common character or intellect fighting for national or collective interest. Continue reading

Paradise Lost is an Epic

What is an Epic? Discuss John Milton’s Paradise Lost is an epic.

Epic: An epic is 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 on the fate of tribe or nation or the human race.

Features or characteristics of Epic:  

a. Hero: The hero is a figure of great national or even cosmic (universe) importance. The epic hero has super human strength, common character or intellect fighting for national or collective interest. Continue reading