Beast Epic (35 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


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A genre beginning with Aesop's fables (6th century BC) and common in the middle ages. It comprises a sequence of tales (beast fables) about animals with human characteristics which were intended to be read allegorically.

Editors. "Beast Epic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 26 October 2016.]

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  1. Literary Genres and Modes