Epic Poem Test

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  1. Epithet
    renaming something without using its actual name
  2. Who were epic poems recited by in the banquet halls of kings and nobles
  3. Name examples of epic poems
    • The Epic of Gilgamesh
    • The Iliad
    • The Odyssey
    • The Aenid
    • Beowulf
    • The Ramayana
  4. Examples of modern works based on the epic hero cycle
    • Star Wars
    • Lord of the Rings
    • Harry Potter
  5. What is stage 1 of the epic hero cycle
    The main character is a hero who often has supernatural abilities or qualities
  6. Stage 2 of the epic hero cycle
    Hero is charged with a quest
  7. Stage 3 of epic hero cycle
    The hero is often tested to prove the worthiness of himself and his quest
  8. Stage 4 of the epic hero cycle
    The prescence of numerous mythical beings, magical and helpful animals, and human helpers and companions
  9. Stage 5 of the epic hero cycle
    The hero's travels take him to a supernatural world, often one that normal beings are barred from entering
  10. Stage 6 of the epic hero cycle
    The cycle must reach a low point where the hero nearly gives up on his quest or appears defeated
  11. Stage 7 of the epic hero cycle
    A resurrection
  12. Stage 8 of the epic hero cycle
    Restitution. Often this takes the form of the hero regaining the rightful place
  13. Stage 1 of the epic hero cycle in the Odyssey
    Odysseus is renowned for his brain and his muscle. He has outstanding prowness and bravery
  14. Stage 2 of the epic hero cycle in the Odyssey
    Odysseus sets out on a quest to return home to regain his throne and punish the suitors
  15. Stage 3 of the epic hero cycle in the Odyssey
    Odysseus is tested by Poseidon, Cyclops, the king of the winds, the Laestrygonian cannibals, the goddess Circe, the sirens, Sycalla, Charybdis, and Hypernion
  16. Stage 4 of the epic hero cycle in the Odyssey
    Athena helps free Odysseus and a sea nymph saved Odysseus from drowning at sea
  17. Stage 5 of the epic hero cycle in the Odyssey
    Odysseus sailed to the end of the world. Here they made libations to the dead and sacrificed a lamb. He spoke to Tiresias who advised him and told the future
  18. Stage 6 of the epic hero cycle in the Odyssey
    Odysseus landed on the island where Hypernion kept his cattle. He told his men not to slaughter the cows (Circe + Tiresias advised him of this) but the men did anyway, incurring the wrath of the gods. A storm came and Odysseus was the only survivor
  19. Stage 7 of the epic hero cycle in the Odyssey
    Met the Phaeacians who helped him back to health and transported him to Ithaca
  20. Stage 8 of the epic hero cycle in the Odyssey
    Odysseus returns, kills the suitors, and takes back his wife and the throne
  21. How were the Illiad and the Odyssey first told?
    A series of epic poems and were widely performed and learned in Greek society
  22. Who was the author of the Illiad and the Odyssey
    Homer, a bard, is credited with writing the epics down, but its doubtful that the stories had one composer or that both were written by the same person. The epics are a product of a long line of oral tradition.
  23. What do we know about Homer?
    Very little, except that he is supposed to have been blind
  24. What does the Illiad cover?
    Only a few days of the Trojan War
  25. How was Troy destroyed?
    By a fire around 1100
  26. An epic poem is a......
    long narrative poem told in elevated diction
  27. The dialogue is _________
  28. It has a........
    here (and archetypes) and he is larger than life and of national importance, a legendary guy
  29. The hero goes on...... faces...... and shows.......
    big adventures, great dangers, superhuman courage when doing his deeds of great valor
  30. Supernatural forces both......
    help and hinder the hero
  31. The setting is.....
  32. There are lots of.....
    armies, ships, and warriors
  33. The characters give.....
    long speeches (monologues)
  34. The poem starts in...... to present exposition
    medias ves
  35. Medias Ves means
    in the middle of things
  36. The poem begins with.....
    and invocation to the Muses and a statement of the theme
  37. The muse of epic poems is ____
  38. Frequent uses of ______
    Homeric similies/epic similies
  39. What is the difference between a similie and a homeric/epic similie?
    Homeric/epic similies carry on for several lines
  40. Archetypes
    Character types. There are several. Look for them.
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Epic Poem Test
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