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An example of an epic simile in "The Odyssey" by Homer is, "as a blacksmith plunges a glowing axe or adze / in an ice-cold bath and the metal screeches steam / and its temper hardens ?? that's the iron's strength ?? / so... More »

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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 differ... More »

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Homeric similes can be found throughout the Greek epic poem "The Iliad." Homeric similes usually compare events, people or objects, and they are usually detailed, containing several lines. More »

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Odysseus is a character of Homer's two epics, " The Odyssey" and "The Iliad," who displays courage through his numerous acts of bravery and leadership, going to battle against adversaries, like the Cyclops, Polyphemus an... More »

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The protagonist of Homer's "Odyssey," Odysseus, is an archetypal hero both spiritually and physically, being strong, virtuous and intelligent. He is an authoritative and noble leader and, despite his travels and ordeals,... More »

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In chapter nine of the "Odyssey" by Homer, after Odysseus' men eat the lotus plant, they become blissful and apathetic and forget all about their desire to return home. Odysseus must force them back onto the ship and car... More »

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Odysseus is the hero of Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey," which follows the protagonist as he attempts a difficult 10-year journey from Troy to his homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus also plays a major role in "The Iliad," in w... More »

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