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In its third period, therefore, epic poetry shows two divergent tendencies.
Such a poetry could not be permanently successful, because the subjects of which it treats -- if susceptible of poetic treatment at all -- were certainly not suited for epic treatment, where unity of action which will sustain interest, and to which each part should contribute, is absolutely necessary.
If, by "sustained effort," any little gentleman has accomplished an epic,
1* us frankly commend him for the effort -- if this indeed be a thing conk mendable--but let us forbear praising the epic on the effort's account.
While the epic mania, while the idea that to merit in poetry prolixity is indispensable, has for some years past been gradually dying out of the public mind, by mere dint of its own absurdity, we find it succeeded by a heresy too palpably false to be long tolerated, but one which, in the brief period it has already endured, may be said to have accomplished more in the corruption of our Poetical Literature than all its other enemies combined.
Part 2, "Texts and Contexts," is composed of four chapters in which the author deals with the prehistory of the romance epic in Italy and briefly points out the seminal impact that the Chanson de Roland and the chansons de geste had on Franco-Venetian and Franco-Tuscan cantari.
In "Epic and Novel," Mikhail Bakhtin identifies three "constitutive features" of the epic as a genre:
Users are now able to get documentation for the EPIC service in electronic form whenever they need it," said Rosemary Heffner, OCLC product support specialist for reference services.
Lucretius, after all, writing in the first century BCE, used the epic meter for De Rerum Natura, six books of atomic theory and Epicurean philosophy.
Hewitt stumbled on the list while investigating a wide-reaching scandal involving shaky EPIC property loans and the downfall of Community Savings.
EPiC Energy Resources is an independent integrated energy company based in The Woodlands, Texas.
This revolving in the mind develops in the succeeding epics as a contrast to the straight course usually associated with an epic hero.