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Which of the following most distinguishes an epic from a mock epic?

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    A. its subject matter B. its style C. its vocabulary D. its length I said B but it was wrong

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    B is a tempting choice, but keep in mind that both will share the "epic" style - majestic descriptions, lots of action, "invocation of the muse," heroic (and anti-heroic) characters.... but the subject matter will naturally be different. For example, compare Beowulf or Homer's Iliad with Alexander Pope's "Rape of the Lock." All written in a similar style but the content of Pope's poem is much more "silly" than a tale of a terrible beast wreaking havoc in Scandinavia.

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    A. Its subject matter

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    A. its subject matter

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