[n] a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
[adj] surpassing the ordinary especially in size or scale; "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
[adj] constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic; "epic tradition"
An extensive, serious poem that tells the story about a heroic figure. A broadly defined genre of poetry, and one of the major forms of narrative literature. It retells in a continuous narrative the life and works of a heroic or mythological person or group of persons.
big, epic poem, epical, epos, heroic, large, larger-than-life
Aeneid, chanson de geste, heroic verse, Iliad, Nibelungenlied, Odyssey, poem, rhapsody, verse form