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Epics, Music and; Epic Song

Oral epics, sung narrative poems of considerable length, can be distinguished from other long oral tales or sung poetry by their subject matter: heroic deeds, vast stretches of space and time, and the struggle between good and evil as played out in the history and legends of a culture. Epic songs also ...

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