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Epic or Homeric Similes <ul><li>A detailed comparison in simile form that is many lines in length </li></ul><ul><li>Homer ...
Homeric Simile from  The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>an...
Homeric Simile from  The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>an...
Homeric Simile from  The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>an...
Homeric Simile from  The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>an...
Homeric Simile from  The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>an...
Homeric Simile from  The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up  Athene , who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>...
Book 9 from The Odyssey <ul><li>. . . they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it </li></ul><ul><li>deep in his crater eye, an...
Book 9 from The Odyssey <ul><li>. . . they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it </li></ul><ul><li>deep in his crater eye, an...
Book 9 from The Odyssey <ul><li>. . . they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it </li></ul><ul><li>deep in his crater eye, an...
Book 9 from The Odyssey <ul><li>. . . they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it </li></ul><ul><li>deep in his crater eye, an...
Extra Credit <ul><li>Create your own Homeric simile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a character, real or imaginary </li></...
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  1. 1. Epic or Homeric Similes <ul><li>A detailed comparison in simile form that is many lines in length </li></ul><ul><li>Homer uses an object of comparison that was familiar to his audience </li></ul><ul><li>An epic simile is used each time Agamemnon enters battle in The Iliad . </li></ul><ul><li>Homer’s similes glorify his characters, enrich his text, and deepen his readers’ understanding. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Homeric Simile from The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>and she went in a flash of speed down the pinnacles of Olympos. As when the son of crooked- </li></ul><ul><li>minded Kronos casts down </li></ul><ul><li>a star, portent to sailors to widespread armies of peoples </li></ul><ul><li>glittering, and thickly the sparks of fire break from it, </li></ul><ul><li>in such likeness Pallas Athene swept flashing earthward </li></ul><ul><li>and plunged between the two hosts; and amazement seized the beholders, </li></ul><ul><li>Trojans, breaks of horses, and strong-greaved Achiaians </li></ul><ul><li>-from The Iliad , book 4, lines 72-80 </li></ul><ul><li>portent = something that foreshadows a coming event. </li></ul><ul><li>hosts = armies </li></ul>
  3. 3. Homeric Simile from The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>and she went in a flash of speed down the pinnacles of Olympos . As when the son of crooked- </li></ul><ul><li>minded Kronos casts down </li></ul><ul><li>a star, portent to sailors to widespread armies of peoples </li></ul><ul><li>glittering, and thickly the sparks of fire break from it, </li></ul><ul><li>in such likeness Pallas Athene swept flashing earthward </li></ul><ul><li>and plunged between the two hosts; and amazement seized the beholders, </li></ul><ul><li>Trojans, breaks of horses, and strong-greaved Achiaians </li></ul><ul><li>-from The Iliad , book 4, lines 72-80 </li></ul><ul><li>Athena </li></ul>
  4. 4. Homeric Simile from The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>and she went in a flash of speed down the pinnacles of Olympos. As when the son of crooked- </li></ul><ul><li>minded Kronos casts down </li></ul><ul><li>a star, portent to sailors to widespread armies of peoples </li></ul><ul><li>glittering, and thickly the sparks of fire break from it, </li></ul><ul><li>in such likeness Pallas Athene swept flashing earthward </li></ul><ul><li>and plunged between the two hosts; and amazement seized the beholders, </li></ul><ul><li>Trojans, breaks of horses, and strong-greaved Achiaians </li></ul><ul><li>-from The Iliad , book 4, lines 72-80 </li></ul><ul><li>Athene </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus </li></ul>
  5. 5. Homeric Simile from The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>and she went in a flash of speed down the pinnacles of Olympos. As when the son of crooked- </li></ul><ul><li>minded Kronos casts down </li></ul><ul><li>a star, portent to sailors to widespread armies of peoples </li></ul><ul><li>glittering, and thickly the sparks of fire break from it , </li></ul><ul><li>in such likeness Pallas Athene swept flashing earthward </li></ul><ul><li>and plunged between the two hosts; and amazement seized the beholders, </li></ul><ul><li>Trojans, breaks of horses, and strong-greaved Achiaians </li></ul><ul><li>-from The Iliad , book 4, lines 72-80 </li></ul><ul><li>Athene </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus </li></ul>
  6. 6. Homeric Simile from The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene, who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>and she went in a flash of speed down the pinnacles of Olympos. As when the son of crooked- </li></ul><ul><li>minded Kronos casts down </li></ul><ul><li>a star, portent to sailors to widespread armies of peoples </li></ul><ul><li>glittering, and thickly the sparks of fire break from it, </li></ul><ul><li>in such likeness Pallas Athene swept flashing earthward </li></ul><ul><li>and plunged between the two hosts ; and amazement seized the beholders, </li></ul><ul><li>Trojans, breaks of horses, and strong-greaved Achiaians </li></ul><ul><li>-from The Iliad , book 4, lines 72-80 </li></ul><ul><li>Athene </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homeric Simile from The Iliad : <ul><li>Speaking so he stirred up Athene , who was eager before this, </li></ul><ul><li>and she went in a flash of speed down the pinnacles of Olympos . As when the son of crooked- </li></ul><ul><li>minded Kronos casts down </li></ul><ul><li>a star, portent to sailors to widespread armies of peoples </li></ul><ul><li>glittering, and thickly the sparks of fire break from it, </li></ul><ul><li>in such likeness Pallas Athene swept flashing earthward </li></ul><ul><li>and plunged between the two hosts ; and amazement seized the beholders, </li></ul><ul><li>Trojans, breaks of horses, and strong-greaved Achiaians </li></ul><ul><li>-from The Iliad , book 4, lines 72-80 </li></ul><ul><li>Athene descending from Mt. Olympus and entering the battle on the fields of Troy is compared to blazing falling star. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Book 9 from The Odyssey <ul><li>. . . they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it </li></ul><ul><li>deep in his crater eye, and I leaned on it </li></ul><ul><li>turning it as a shipwright turns a drill </li></ul><ul><li>in planking, having men below to swing </li></ul><ul><li>the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove. </li></ul><ul><li>So with our brand we bored that great eye socket </li></ul><ul><li>while blood ran out around the red hot bar </li></ul><ul><li>brand = tool used to brand, or mark, animals </li></ul><ul><li>bored = drill </li></ul>
  9. 9. Book 9 from The Odyssey <ul><li>. . . they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it </li></ul><ul><li>deep in his crater eye, and I leaned on it </li></ul><ul><li>turning it as a shipwright turns a drill </li></ul><ul><li>in planking, having men below to swing </li></ul><ul><li>the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove. </li></ul><ul><li>So with our brand we bored that great eye socket </li></ul><ul><li>while blood ran out around the red hot bar </li></ul><ul><li>brand = tool used to brand, or mark, animals </li></ul><ul><li>bored = drill </li></ul>1) subject = spike
  10. 10. Book 9 from The Odyssey <ul><li>. . . they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it </li></ul><ul><li>deep in his crater eye, and I leaned on it </li></ul><ul><li>turning it as a shipwright turns a drill </li></ul><ul><li>in planking, having men below to swing </li></ul><ul><li>the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove. </li></ul><ul><li>So with our brand we bored that great eye socket </li></ul><ul><li>while blood ran out around the red hot bar </li></ul><ul><li>brand = tool used to brand, or mark, animals </li></ul><ul><li>bored = drill </li></ul>1) subject = spike 2) comparison= ship builder using a drill
  11. 11. Book 9 from The Odyssey <ul><li>. . . they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it </li></ul><ul><li>deep in his crater eye, and I leaned on it </li></ul><ul><li>turning it as a shipwright turns a drill </li></ul><ul><li>in planking, having men below to swing </li></ul><ul><li>the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove. </li></ul><ul><li>So with our brand we bored that great eye socket </li></ul><ul><li>while blood ran out around the red hot bar </li></ul><ul><li>brand = tool used to brand, or mark, animals </li></ul><ul><li>bored = drill </li></ul>1) subject = spike 2) comparison= ship builder using a drill 3) return to subject to complete comparison
  12. 12. Extra Credit <ul><li>Create your own Homeric simile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a character, real or imaginary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a detailed comparison with something your audience would be familiar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word process. You may increase and change font style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due Monday, November 16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 possible points - Homework </li></ul></ul>
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