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    An EPIC is a long narrative poem celebrating the adventures and achievements of a hero. Epics deal with the traditions, mythical or historical, of a nation.

    There is no set stanza, line or rhyme scheme standard for the epic poem.

    Example by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    excerpt from The Song of Hiawatha

    By the shore of Gitchie Gumee,
    By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
    At the doorway of his wigwam,
    In the pleasant Summer morning,
    Hiawatha stood and waited.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 6, 2006
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