Epic Poem Literary Terms


Anecdote - a brief story about am interesting, amusing, or strange event
Epic - a long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes
Epic simile - an elaborate comparison of unlike subjects
Foreshadowing - the use of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur
Moral - a lesson taught by a literary work
Myth - a fictional tale that explains the actions of gods or the causes of natural phenomena
Suspense - a feeling of curiosity or uncertainty about the outcomes of events in a literary work

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