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narrative poem

noun

a poem that tells a story and has a plot

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  • It is a narrative poem, not a poem of lyrical allusions, not an heroic ode.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • If a narrative poem fails in this respect, it is all but condemned from the start.

  • This also is a narrative poem; but it tells something more than a story.

  • It is this, chiefly, that makes Beowulf a true epic poem—that is, a narrative poem of the most stately and serious kind.

    Medieval English Literature William Paton Ker
  • Brookes narrative poem Romeus and Juliet, utilized by Shakespeare for his drama of the same name, is in this metre.

  • Further, although it has many of the marks of the new rhetoric, these do not change its character as a narrative poem.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • His greatest work is the narrative poem, Tristan und Isolde; but that he left unfinished.

  • If a narrative poem in any other metre or in many metres were now composed, it would be found incongruous.

    Poetics Aristotle
  • The epic is a narrative poem of elevated character telling generally of the exploits of heroes.

    English: Composition and Literature

    W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
  • "Young Clare," by Edith Miniter, is a narrative poem of that power and polish which might be expected of its celebrated author.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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