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  1. heroic poetry, epic poetrynoun

    poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero

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  1. Epic poetry

    An epic is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation. Oral poetry may qualify as an epic, and Albert Lord and Milman Parry have argued that classical epics were fundamentally an oral poetic form. Another type of epic poetry is epyllion, which is a brief narrative poem with a romantic or mythological theme. The term, which means 'little epic', came into use in the nineteenth century. It refers primarily to the erudite, shorter hexameter poems of the Hellenistic period and the similar works composed at Rome from the age of the neoterics; to a lesser degree, the term includes some poems of the English Renaissance, particularly those influenced by Ovid. The most famous example of classical epyllion is perhaps Catullus 64. Some of the most famous examples of epic poetry include the Ramayana, Mahabharata, the Ancient Greek Iliad and the Odyssey, the Old English Beowulf, or the Portuguese Lusiads.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of epic poetry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of epic poetry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    It's epic poetry, an existential journey through nature, and this man finding a will to live against all odds, yet he changes, nature changes him and I think those elements changed him while we were doing the movie.

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