In Brazil

They are tematizados the huge facts related the heroic personages, representing collective feelings and values. The verbs and the pronames almost always are in 3 person (IT). The epic texts estimate the presence of a listener or an auditorium; they are generally long and they tell to histories of a people or a nation, involving heroic adventures, wars, trips, gestures and present the valuation of heroes and its facts. In accordance with the specific structure assumed by the narrative, the epic sort can be about a romance (fiction, involving some personages, can deal with different subjects, as personal conflicts, aspects of the familiar or social life), a novel (less complex than the romance, the valued aspect more is of the action, presenting the developed conflicts successively), a story (short and simple, it presents few personages and an only conflict) or one fbula (possesss simple pedagogical character and of short duration, objective to transmit principles of moral nature ethics, its personages are inanimate objects and fbula receives the denomination special from aplogo). The epic poems call epics. The main epics of the culture occidental person are the Iliad and the Odyssey, of Homero; Eneida, of Virglio; The lusadas ones, of Luis of Cames; Lost paradise, of Mlton; Furious Orlando, of Ariosto. In Brazil, among some produced epic poems, which had followed the model of Cames, they are distinguished Caramuru, of Saint Rita Duro and Uruguay, of Baslio of Gamma.

The Lusadas reads estrofe below of the epic poem, Cames: No longer vessel entered of the Captain the king, who in to its took it arms; It, co? the courtesy that the reason (For being king) required, spoke to it. Cumas samples of astonishment and admiration, the Mouro the gesture and odo noticed to it, As who in mui great esteem had People that of so far to India it came. Modernly, also certain films whose subjects are adventures or wars are called epic that define the history of a people.