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A.Word.A.Day--epopee

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This week's theme: words about poetry.

epopee (EP-uh-pee) noun

Epic poetry or an epic poem.

[From Greek epopoiia, from epos (song) + poiein (to make).]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"The struggle between the sons of the moon and those of the sun, between the Kauravas and the Pandavas form the subject of the great Hindu epopee, the Mahabharata." Edouard Schure; Krishna & Orpheus; Kessinger Publishing; 1995.

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The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness. -Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957)

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