Metamorphoses | Study Guide

Ovid

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Overview

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Author

Ovid

Year Written

c. 8 CE

Type

Epic Poem

Genre

Mythology

Perspective and Narrator

Metamorphoses is a collection of myths narrated by a third-person omniscient narrator. Within the myths frame narratives, or stories-within-stories, occur and are narrated in the first person.

Tense

Metamorphoses is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The title of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses refers to the many metamorphoses, or transformations, that gods and mortals undergo throughout the poem as their bodies change into new forms in response to love, lust, grief, and vengeance.

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