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 for Heroic poetry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heroic \He*ro"ic\, a. [F. h['e]ro["i]que, L. hero["i]cus, Gr.
     1. Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of
        heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the
        heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as,
        heroic action; heroic enterprises.
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     3. (Sculpture & Painting) Larger than life size, but smaller
        than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human
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     Heroic Age, the age when the heroes, or those called the
        children of the gods, are supposed to have lived.
     Heroic poetry, that which celebrates the deeds of a hero;
        epic poetry.
     Heroic treatment or Heroic remedies (Med.), treatment or
        remedies of a severe character, suited to a desperate
     Heroic verse (Pros.), the verse of heroic or epic poetry,
        being in English, German, and Italian the iambic of ten
        syllables; in French the iambic of twelve syllables; and
        in classic poetry the hexameter.
     Syn: Brave; intrepid; courageous; daring; valiant; bold;
          gallant; fearless; enterprising; noble; magnanimous;
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  heroic poetry
      n 1: poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero [syn: heroic
           poetry, epic poetry]

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