Heroic Poem | Heroic Poem Chief Features


Heroic Poem | Heroic Poem Chief Features

Heroic Poem Heroic Poem Chief Features

Heroic Poem | Heroic Poem Chief Features

A Heroic Poem is a long narrative written in an elevated style that tells the story of a hero whose adventures and exploits have a universal appeal. The scope of a Heroic Poem is vast. All epics and great tragedies go under the purview of Heroic Poems. For example- Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey in Greek, Virgil’s Aeneid in Latin, Balmiki’s  The Ramayana and Devavayas’ The Mahabharata in Sanskrit, Milton’s The Paradise Lost in English, Jai Shankar Prashad’s Kamayani and Maithili Sharan Gupta’s Saket in Hindi, Madhusudan Dutta’s Megnathvada Kavya in Bengali, Camoen’s Os Lusiadas in Portuguese, etc. are some specimen of heroic Poems, etc. William Shakespeare’s great tragedies are heroic poems also.

The main features of the Heroic Poems may be summarized as follows:

The theme of a heroic poem is taken from mythology or the history of common interest.

The scope of a heroic poem is all pervasive. It reflects the social, political, religious, intellectual, and cultural phenomena of an age.

It contains thrilling episodes and situations which the hero faces boldly.

The hero of such a poem is often a great national figure upon whom the fate of a nation depends. He struggles continuously against adverse circumstances.

Fate or supernatural agent plays important role in such poems.

The style of a heroic poem is elevated which is characterized by higher poetic imageries, allusions, and references.

In brief, to say, the heroic poems are highly serious both in matter and manner. 0 0 0.

Heroic Poem Chief Features

N. B. The article ‘Heroic Poem Chief Features’ originally belongs to the book entitled ‘Menonimus Dictionary of Literary Terms.

Heroic Poem Chief Features

Books on Literary Criticism by M. Menonimus:

  1. World Short Story Criticism
  2. World Poetry Criticism
  3. World Drama Criticism
  4. World Novel Criticism
  5. World Essay Criticism
  6. Indian English Poetry Criticism
  7. Indian English Poets and Poetry Chief Features
  8. Emily Dickinson’s Poetry-A Thematic Study
  9. Walt Whitman’s Poetry-A Thematic Study
  10. Critical Essays on English Poetry
  11. Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Novel: Return of the Spirit-An Analytical Study
  12. Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Novel: ‘Yawmiyyat Naib Fil Arayaf’-An Analytical Study
  13. Analytical Studies of Some Arabic Short Stories
  14. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Pre-Islamic Period (500 AD-622 AD)
  15. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Early Islamic Period (622 AD-661 AD) …

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