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Epithets and Epic Similes The Odyssey  by Homer PowerPoint by Erin Salona
Epithets <ul><li>brief descriptive phrases </li></ul><ul><li>characterize a person or thing </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes se...
Epithets <ul><li>Examples of Epithets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Odysseus, master mariner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grey-eyed...
Epithets <ul><li>TASK:   Create an epithet for your own name.  Consider what you like to do, who your parents are, and wha...
Epic Similes <ul><li>also known as the Homeric Simile </li></ul><ul><li>uses  like  or  as   </li></ul><ul><li>comparison ...
Epic Similes <ul><li>Homer uses these similes for emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Example:  “She brushed it away from his skin ...
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Epithets & Epic Similes

  1. 1. Epithets and Epic Similes The Odyssey by Homer PowerPoint by Erin Salona
  2. 2. Epithets <ul><li>brief descriptive phrases </li></ul><ul><li>characterize a person or thing </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes set off by commas </li></ul><ul><li>used to help the rhapsode & listener better remember details </li></ul>
  3. 3. Epithets <ul><li>Examples of Epithets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Odysseus, master mariner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grey-eyed Athena </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muse, daughter of Zeus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the ocean, the winedark sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rosy-fingered dawn </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Epithets <ul><li>TASK: Create an epithet for your own name. Consider what you like to do, who your parents are, and what you are best known for. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Epic Similes <ul><li>also known as the Homeric Simile </li></ul><ul><li>uses like or as </li></ul><ul><li>comparison between two things </li></ul><ul><li>an elaborate version of a regular simile </li></ul>
  6. 6. Epic Similes <ul><li>Homer uses these similes for emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “She brushed it away from his skin as lightly as when a mother </li></ul><ul><li>Brushes a fly away from her child who is lying in sweet sleep.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Epic Similes <ul><li>Example: “And Odysseus </li></ul><ul><li>let the bright molten tears run down his cheeks, weeping the way a wife mourns for her lord on the lost field where he has gone down fighting” - Book 8 </li></ul><ul><li>What is being compared? </li></ul>

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