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Definition of Epicist
1. one who tells an epic [n -S]
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Literary usage of Epicist
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mount: Speech from Its English Heights by Thomas Sinclair (1878)
"THE DRAMA AND THE epicist. WERE it not that the purpose of all criticism is, if doing its proper work, simply an introductory one, the end of which should ..."
2. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1896)
"Mr. Caine takes life too seriously, being an epicist, ... A right epicist should have a high sense of the dramatic. Mr. Caine has this gift in :i higher ..."
3. A Manual of Classical Literature, Comprising Biographical and Critical by Charles Morris (1880)
"The epicist deals with things and events in the third person; the lyricist in the first ... The epicist, on the contrary, stands in the background, unseen, ..."
4. Studies in Modern German Literature: Sundermann; Hauptmann; Women Writers of by Otto Heller (1905)
"... 1 He is brought into the play by way of poetical tribute to the great mediaeval epicist of that name who, in the beginning of the thirteenth century, ..."
5. Studies and Appreciations by William SHARP, Elizabeth Amelia Sharp (1912)
"I realise, also, how true it is that the sincerest poetic function—for sonneteer as for lyrist or epicist—is not the creation ..."
6. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1885)
"... that the epicist lengthened and shortened ' at will.' If this were so, it is difficult to see how we have any prosody. 5. Other dialects in the Homeric ..."