1. The setting of the work is vast in scope, covering a whole nation, the world, or even the universe. 2. The actions described ln the work are deeds of great valor, often requiring superhuman strength, intelligence, or endurance. 3. Supernatural forces (gods, angels, demons) take interest in the action and intervene from time to time. 4. An elevated style and diction--dellberately distanced from everyday speech--is used throughout the poem.
Some Epic Conventions: