Homer's use of similes in "The Odyssey" creates vivid images in the minds of readers. Although similar in structure to other similes, Homeric, or epic, similes are several lines in length. They usually compare two different objects or beings, with one often being a familiar object and the other an unfamiliar one.Continue Reading
There are numerous similes used throughout "The Odyssey." The following are a few examples.
Describing an army gathering
Describing battles and fighting