Definition of epic :
1. An epic or heroic poem. See Epic, a.
2. Narrated in a grand style; pertaining to or designating a kind of narrative poem, usually called an heroic poem, in which real or fictitious events, usually the achievements of some hero, are narrated in an elevated style.
significant, epos, regal, autobiographical, majestic, magnificent, ballad, abridged, objectionable, bad, big, epical, stately, proud, ages, animation, long, desperate, grand, elegy, tremendous, baronial, eternity, glorious, aeon, harsh, hours, Homeric, noble, massive, unpleasant, heroic poem, unappealing, disagreeable, eon, folklore, on a grand scale, momentous, classic, doggerel, splendid, epic poem, unattractive, fictional, blue movie, biopic, anime, light years, historic, epigram, huge, chick flick, chiller, bleak, major, year, magnific, cycle, expansive, fictitious, awful, heroical, royal, grandiose, imposing, ditty, cartoon, larger-than-life, buddy movie, vast, gallant, biographical, blank verse, free verse, large, costume drama, hard, filmic, B movie, august, gory, monumental, imperial, months
chronicle (part of speech: noun)
diary, album, history, cashbook, catalog, record, narrative, log, register, account, yearbook, archive, calendar, recital, bank-book, scrapbook, biography, index, newspaper, anecdote, inventory, autobiography, memorandum, chronicle, statement, description, docket, chronology, notebook, daybook, memo, book, journal, newsletter, ledger, enumeration
prose (part of speech: noun)
myth, yarn, allegory, fiction, story, prosaicness, recount, novella, scenario, plainness, serial, legend, prose, novel, episode, reminiscence, reading matter, romance, saga, short story, retelling, parable, storyline, fable, plot, tale
poetic (part of speech: adjective)
- Art, who need be told, is as dependent for its survival on the survival of its physical media as man's body itself- and though the epic and the great canvas escape combustion for a million years, they must burn at last, burn with all the other accumulated shadows of time. - "The Worshipper of the Image", Richard Le Gallienne.
- Homer came, and then epic poetry was born. - "Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors", James Freeman Clarke.
- The first place must undoubtedly be given for ever,- it cannot be refused,- to the impassioned movements of the tragic, and to the majestic movements of the epic muse. - "Biographical Essays", Thomas de Quincey.