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Write an Epic Poem
Epic poems were a popular form of literature in the ancient world. This type of story, in which the main character goes on a long journey and endures many tests and trials, is still used today. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars, and Harry Potter are all epic journeys—and kids and adults of all ages are familiar with them.
This activity will help your child write his very own epic poem. Don't let him be scared off by the idea that most epics were in the form of poetry—his composition need not rhyme! As long as he focuses on creating an engaging and adventurous story, the epic poem is sure to be a winner!