Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories


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An epic poem

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1. The epic poem Gilgamesh

2. Homer wrote

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess what you know about characteristics of epic poetry. You will be tested on the meaning of an epic poem as well as famous examples of epic poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • The definition of an epic poem
  • 'Gilgamesh'
  • 'The Iliad'
  • Homer's contribution to epic poetry
  • What we can learn from the epic poems discussed in the lesson

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about poetry in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding epic poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of epic poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about this form of poetry, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Epic Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define epic poem
  • Explore the epic of Gilgamesh
  • Discuss 'The Iliad'