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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.


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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