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1

When does the epic begin?

In medias res (in middle of thins)

Uses flashbacks to remind audience of related events not included in epic

2

What's. Stock epithet

A descriptive phrase used in place of a name example : fleet footed Achilles

EPICS USE THIS

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Classical epics includes descriptions of?

Detailed descriptions of THE ARMOR and weapons of the combatants and descriptions of the battles

4

EPIC SPEECHES ARE USED IN

Elevated language
Often boastful
Long and often repetitious

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Epics use what two forms of comparison

Epic simile and CONSISTS of multiple comparisons

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The heroes quest often ends by

Re asserting the dignity of the family the community of nation

7

The hero is of

Heroic stature

8

The poet invokes the aid of the

Muse and states the theme of work

9

Nature of hero

Many Heroes remove themselves from society to plan and simply grow up called

Withdrawal

10

Nature of hero

Hero is tested and introduced to world of experience

Initiation

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Hero is threatened at birth

The Heros life is threatened at birth

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The hero is singled out and overpowered by a force that transcends humans

Inspiration

13

The hero is unwilling to assume his role he needs to be pushed into it

Reluctance

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Most heroes can perform superhuman feats sometimes show mental skills or special physical powers

Possession of special powers

15

The hero represents a cause...

Greater than himself

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The hero acquires and aire of ?

Mystery of otherness a fearful lonely quality that sets him apart from crowd

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The hero is subject to ? Treated inconsistently in his time crowd is fickle

Vacillating reputations

Rallying to him when he offers what they want

Turns against him when things get rough

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The hero has what that make him vulnerable

Limits and weaknesses that prevent them from becoming gods

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The quest

The search for someone or something when found and brought back it restores fertility to the wasted land

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The task

To a possibly superhuman feat hat must be accomplished to fulfill the ultimate goal

21

The Initiation

The moment a individual becomes mature gains a new awareness Ito nature of problems and understands his responsibility for trying to solve his dilemma
Often denies the question calling and in the intimation will accept the responsibility

22

The fall

A descent in action from a higher to a lower state of being might involve moral imperfection a loss of innocence this fall also accompanied by expulsion from a kind of paradise as penalty for disobedience

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Death and rebirth

Those situations where someone or something dies yet is accompanied by some sign of rebirth

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Nature vs the mechanistic world

Refers to situations which suggest that nature is good whereas the forces of technology are bad

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What's an epic

Long narrative poem dealing w great heroes and adventures has supernatural forces written ceremonial style