Epics/Myths Literary Terms
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What is an epic?
a long narrative poem about a serious subject
Name an example of an epic.
What is an archetype?
a thing, person, or pattern of circumstances that appears repeatedly in literature
Name an example of an archetype.
- the evil villain
- the hidden treasure
What is a stock character?
a character who represents a type that is recognizable as belonging to a certain genre
Name an example of a stock character.
a charming prince in fairy tales
What is a symbol?
an object, person, place, or event that has a literal meaning and a figurative meaning
Name an example of a symbol
a heart symbolizing love
What is a myth?
a traditional story of anonymous origin
Name an example of a myth.
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