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Story he has none to tell; by contrast Henry James is epical.

Even prim President Thiers tried to kiss her and her indignation was epical.

Thus mediæval play is epical in its Rabelaisian plainness of speech.

In other words, it must have an epical element as well as a dramatic.

"Saul," as an epical subject, must have haunted his mind for years.

But, to keep to the simile, has this epical poem the unity of ocean?

He was essentially a lyrical as distinguished from an epical or dramatic poet.

But the most remarkable point of contact between Drayton and Theocritus is that both are epical as well as pastoral poets.

It might take rank next to the epical parting of Hector and Andromache.

Rather is it a thing stark and strong, informed with fate and epical in its intense recognition of destiny.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, perhaps via Middle French épique or directly from Latin epicus, from Greek epikos, from epos "word, story, poem," from PIE *wekw- "to speak" (see voice). Extended sense of "grand, heroic" first recorded in English 1731. The noun meaning "an epic poem" is first recorded 1706.

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