What Are Some Examples of Metaphors in "The Odyssey"?


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An example of a metaphor in "The Odyssey" is when Homer describes the rising sun as "rosy-fingered" on the maiden day of the voyage. "The Odyssey" contains quite a few examples of metaphors.

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Many of these metaphors relate man to nature or describe an intense action. Homer used metaphors to personify the dawn and turn it into a God. A few of the metaphors found in "The Odyssey" may seem cliché to the modern reader but were actually an original phrase when the play was first released. Examples of this would be the phrase "held on for dear life" and "out of sight, out of mind," both which appeared in the play.

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