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heroic

, heroical
1. of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of classical mythology
2. Prosody of, relating to, or resembling heroic verse
3. (of the arts, esp sculpture) larger than life-size; smaller than colossal
4. RC Church
a. held to such a degree as to enable a person to perform virtuous actions with exceptional promptness, ease and pleasure, and with self-abnegation and self-control
b. performed or undergone by such a person
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Shore's Wife (1593), and Michael Drayton's England's Heroical Epistles (1597) (Churchill 231-539).
There is a later edition of Harington's translation: Ludovico Ariosto's 'Orlando furioso' Translated into English Heroical Verse by Sir John Harington, ed.
More insistently nationalistic than Spenser, Drayton also captures Ovid's seriousness in his Heroical Epistles overtly modeled upon Ovid's epistolographic persona creation in the Heroides.
The dubious--at best naive--political and historical thinking in the novel is illustrated as well by another comparison: the heroic fight against "carnivorism" is meant to resemble the heroical fight of the Danish resistance to the German occupation during World War II.
an heroical inspiration and an heroical belief are needed that fortify and vivify reason, and that none other than Jesus of Nazareth brought forth in the world .
Riley's poetic consistently seeks a vantage point for a larger view, but it is the poem-language which sets us to work rather than an heroical seer, and consistently these largest perspectives are gained from the margin: "only from the edge does any wholeness become contemplatable and achieve reverberation" (Riley in Dorward, p.
In a world where the experience of Civil War had unmanned the aristocracy, she made contemplation and writing active, heroical and transforming.
Reading Nietzsche confirms Yeats's elitist views: in his mythological plays he tries to 're-create an heroical ideal in manhood'; in letters to the press, inspired by Gotzendammerung, Yeats takes his own hammer to the idols of Nationalist bigotry.
The two parts, plus "The Heroical Epistle of Hudibras to Sidrophel," were reprinted together in 1674.
systematic approach to the past" within the traditional humanistic mode of epideictic history (Shakespeare's Heroical Histories: Henry VI and Its Literary Tradition [Cambridge: Harvard Univ.