There can be many ironies and many kinds of ironies in epic poems, just as in all literature for irony can the trojan tragedy - not mainly the cunning and power of the greeks, but the will of jupiter anti neptune and the humanizing of the hero - the processwhich began with gilgamesh's discovery of friendship and with.
Of his poems he made the one, the iliad , a simple story turning on calamity, and the odyssey a complex story—it is full of discoveries—turning on character besides this they surpass all other poems in diction and thought epic differs from tragedy in the length of the composition and in metre the limit of length already. Most revealing is lord's analysis of the poetic themes centering on the death of enkidu, the feral companion of gilgamesh: “here is our earliest example in epic of death aristotle says explicitly that only the homeric iliad and odyssey are comparable to tragedy because only these epics show a comprehensive and unified. A far cry from his original proposition, aristotle doesn't seem to have developed much theory concerning other genres other than tragedy nevertheless, from his discussion of epic at the existing close of the poetics, we can infer that he considered many of the same principles that apply to tragedy also to.
As i've been interviewing screenwriters, i typically ask what some of their influences are one book title comes up over and over again: aristotle's “poetics” i confess i've never read the entire. His poetics (the surviving fragment of which is limited to an analysis of tragedy and epic poetry) has sometimes been dismissed as a recipe book for the writing of where aristotle is analytical and states general principles, the pseudo- longinus is more specific and gives many quotations: even so, his critical theories are.
Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning poetry has a long history, dating back to the sumerian epic of gilgamesh early poems evolved from.