A poem that tells a story. An epic is a type of narrative poem as well as the ballad
(ex. Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales")
One who narrates, or tells a story. Stories are narrated usually in either first-person (either a major or minor character) or in third-person (not in the story at all). A narrator may also guide the audience through a play.
An extreme form of realism. Writers using the naturalism form usually exclude all forms of supernatural and spiritual powers, describing the dull side of life and limited characters.
(ex. Tennyson's "Locksley Hall Sixty Years After")
The revival of the writing with the same style and attitude as the English literature in the latter part of the seventeenth and the early eigtheenth century. Neoclassism hold standards of order, balance, and harmony in literature.
(ex. Alexander Pope and John Dryden)
A fictional (book length) prose narrative with many characters and often a complex plot.
(ex. Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones", Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" and Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice")
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