Epic (from Greek) is the «word». This is a narrative form of literature. Plato believed that the epic combines lyrical elements (statements of the author) and dramatic (imitation). According to Aristotle, the author of the epic leads the story "about events as about something outside, as Homer does, or from himself, without replacing himself with another and displaying all the portrayed persons in action." According to Goethe and Schiller, the author talks about the event, transferring it to the past and in the drama portrays it as what is happening now. The authors attribute the epic, as well as drama, to the visual arts.

In epic works, life is portrayed as something external to the author and the characters. It seems that the author stands aside and talks about what he knows saw. By the way, the writer describes events, characters; we can conclude how he relates to the depicted.

Events in the epic are depicted as those that have already taken place, so they are told about them in the past tense. Present and future tense is used to provide a dynamic and vibrant narrative. Epic works are written mainly in prose. All of them are narrative in nature.

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