Click the following link to look at modern examples of epic poetry.
Once you have read three (3) poems, reflect on a piece of paper on the following points of thinking:
1. What is the title of the poem, and who is the author? What century is your poem from? How do you think this impacts the poem?
2. What is the author writing about? What tells you this?
3. Does the epic poem have a satisfactory ending? Why or why not? Explain.
4. Do you think the epic hero (or heroes) of the poem was successful in his/her/their journey? Explain why you feel this way.
Ms. Barbour is an 11th grade English and Poetry teacher at Franklin High School.