heroic poetry

heroic poetry

noun
poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero 
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heroic poetry

narrative verse that is elevated in mood and uses a dignified, dramatic, and formal style to describe the deeds of aristocratic warriors and rulers. It is usually composed without the aid of writing and is chanted or recited to the accompaniment of a stringed instrument. It is transmitted orally from bard to bard over generations

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