Definition of Heroic poem
1. Noun. A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds.
Generic synonyms: Poem, Verse Form
Specialized synonyms: Aeneid, Divina Commedia, Divine Comedy, Iliad, Odyssey, Nibelungenlied
Specialized synonyms: Chanson De Geste, Rhapsody, Heroic, Heroic Meter, Heroic Verse
Derivative terms: Epic, Epical, Epic
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Literary usage of Heroic poem
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1. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"The " heroic poem" was to be neither pure Romance nor pure Epic, ... In fact the whole of this Heroic-Poem matter is a sort of satire on criticism by ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1786)
"A motley performance,—by no means an heroic poem. The rambling writer hales * patriots and reviewers,—perhaps for a fimilar ..."
3. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"Among his principal works, which are written in Danish, are " Emilias Kilde," л poem, (1782,) a heroic poem entitled ..."
4. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"... imperial History converted into an heroic Poem by 0. B. Stapylton. Lond. 1652. 4to. Nassau, pt. i. 1929, li. 4s. ..."
5. Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography by James Grant Wilson, John Fiske (1898)
"At fourteen years of age he composed an heroic poem. He was graduated at Yale in XT\v-* /' ' 4> a short time in Philadelphia he studied medicine and botany, ..."
6. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William Adolphus Wheeler (1865)
"... in his mock-heroic poem entitled " Secchia Kapita," or " The Каре of the Bucket;" represented as false, brave, noisy, and hectoring. ..."