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Ashley Williams English 102- Epic Poems 17 April 2016 Types of Poetry and Definitions: Epic- long poems depicting the actions of heroic figures who determine the fate of a nation or of an entire race; narrative poems that recount the accomplishments of heroic figures, typically including expansive settings, superhuman feats, and gods and supernatural beings. Ballad- narrative poetry with roots in an oral tradition; uses repeated words and phrases including a refrain to advance its story (originally intended to be sung). Dramatic Monologue- a poem whose speaker addresses one or more silent listeners, often revealing much more than he or she intends. Elegy- a poem in which a poet mourns the death of a specific person. Ode- a long lyric poem, formal and serious in style, tone, and subject matter; typically has a fairly complex stanzaic pattern. Song- a short poem or other set of words set to music or meant to be sung. Sonnet- a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in
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Unformatted text preview:English, typically having ten syllables per line. ● Pastoral- lyric poem that celebrates the simple, idyllic pleasures of country life. ● Aubade- a poem about morning, usually celebrating the coming of dawn. ● Meditation- a lyric poem that focuses on a physical object, using this object as a vehicle for considering larger issues. ● Occasional poem- written to celebrate a particular event or occasion. Ten Epic Poems: ● ¨The Silent Revolution in My Heart¨ by Mark Frank ● ¨Would You Want to Stay¨ by Anita Harris ● ¨Only Fooling Myself¨by Lewis Findley ● ¨Anxiety¨ by Weston Kennedy ● ¨Reaching Your Potential¨ by James Grant ● ¨Longevity¨ John Newson ● ¨My Own¨ by Rainbow Promise ● ¨My Everything¨ by Venita Schindler ● ¨Friend or Foe¨ by Harry Shivlar ● ¨Hypocrisy in the Church ¨ by Mercy Mugambi ● ¨The Cross¨ Emmanuel Dickson