From the millennia old oral tale of Sumerian Kings to the didactic poetic form of the 18th Century, how can epic poetry survive the "intensity and concentration of modern poetry" within the 21st Century?

Guy, Belinda (2015) From the millennia old oral tale of Sumerian Kings to the didactic poetic form of the 18th Century, how can epic poetry survive the "intensity and concentration of modern poetry" within the 21st Century? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Epic poetry is a genre that deserves its moment within 21st Century literature. This essay investigates the way the epic can thrive amongst contemporaneous poetry. Epic poetry began as an oral tale, and developed into a written form. As well as a musical element, notable techniques such as refrain. enjambment and caesura occur within its written form to aid the protagonist's journey. Through exploring the genre throughout the millennia it has existed, I have deciphered a space for the epic to thrive once more. Ultimately , the epic can be used to exploit unconventional thought within society, and monitor the movements of human kind.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 16:17
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 16:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/23270

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