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  • Narrative poems tell a story. Example: The Raven - Edger Allen Poe
  • In short, narrative poems are poems that tell a story. They are probably the oldest kind of poetry really, since the earliest documents known to humanity (eg the Bible,the Enuma Elish, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Vedas, the Iliad and Odyssey, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Edda) were all or all contained narrative poems. Narrative poetry has never lost its popularity. The oldest English text, the story of Beowulf, is a narrative poem, as are the poems Edward, Edward, the Pearl,Sir Gawain and the Green Knight the Canterbury Tales and other well known works of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance. In Europe the works of Dante (la Divina Commedia) and Boccaccio (esp the Decameron) the Arthurian Romances of France and the German Parzival and Nibelungenlied and were also examples of narrative poems. In English, narrative poetry continued well into the 19th century.with poets such as Coleridge (Rime of the Ancient Mariner), Browning (how they Brought the News from Ghent to Aix) and Longfellow (Hiawatha) .
  • Further to Singwell's answer. Narrative poetry continues to be written in the 20th/21st century. Notable longer examples are the last few books by Derek Walcott, Fredy Neptune by Les Murray, Gaudete by Ted Hughes, The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth, etc. Shorter narratives have been written by many modern and contemporary poets.
  • Narrative poems are one of three thing Man vs. Man Man vs Nature Man vs. Himself They tell a story and include someone being a narrartor. Someone that is telling the story which usually someone who was either there the person it happened to was told the story

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