Tag Archive: Epic

Oct 27

Literary Term

1. Drama: Drama is a form of literature which is written in dramatic dialogue form to be performed by some characters on the stage before the audience. A drama can be compared to the mountain. It comes to life when it is taken in the performance of actors who accept the roles of characters and speak the dialogues.

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Sep 26

Aristotelian Concept of Plot

Aristotelian concept of plot and how far is it applicable in King Oedipus Definition of Plot:  Generally plot is a small piece of ground which is used for a specific purpose.  According to the concept of Aristotle, a plot is the very life and soul of tragedy and it must have a beginning, middle and an …

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Sep 20

Conflict Between Agamemnon and Achilles

Discuss about the Conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles from Homer’s The Iliad   It is well known to us that, Homer is considered as one of the greatest Greek literary creators, who is mostly familiar for The Iliad. In this epic Achilles is considered as one of the most important characters, who has made the …

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Aug 31

List of Greatest Epics in the World

Greek Epic:  a. The Iliad b. The Odyssey Latin Epic: The Aeneid French Epic: a. The Song of Roland  b. Aucassin and Nicolette Spanish Epics: The Cid Portuguese Epics: The Lusiad  

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Aug 13

The Iliad as an Epic

                               Discuss The Iliad as an epic     Definition of an Epic: An epic is a long narrative poem, on a great and serious subject related in a lofty style and centered on a heroic figure. Its actions depend on the fate …

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Aug 11

Iliad as an Epic

The Iliad takes place toward the end of the Trojan War, which, according to legend, began when Paris, a son of the king of Troy, abducted Helen, the wife of the Spartan king Menelaus. At the point Homer begins, Achilles, a Greek warrior, and Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army besieging …

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Jul 27

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 …

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Jul 02

Literary Term: Symbol, Alliteration, Personification, Line, verse, and stanza, Image and Imagery,

1. Symbol: A word which has another meaning or even several meanings is called symbol. For example, a sword may be a sword and also symbolize justice. 2. Alliteration:  Alliteration means the repetition of the same sound beginning several words in sequence. 3. Personification: Personification is the attribution of personality to an impersonal thing.    4. Line, verse, and …

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