odyssey literary terms

english 5th block By:Samuel Perry

1.Epic

a long poem, typically one derived from

ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds

and adventures of heroic or legendary

figures or the history of a nation.

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1.example

Gettysburg is an example because

most stories from the civil war were

letters or poems written by the soldiers

2.archetype

a recurrent symbol or motif (distinctive

feature) in literature

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2.example

In Star Wars obi-one-kenobi recurs as a symbol of freedom

3.allusion

an expression designed to call

something to mind without mentioning it

explicitly; an indirect or passing

reference

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3.example

in cars the leaning tires is a representation

of the leaning tower of pisa including

the owner is italian

4.Homeric Simile/ Extended Metaphor

figure of speech involving the

comparison of one thing with another in

the style of Homer or the epic poems

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4.example

in hercules it compared good

and evil and the effects it can

have on you

5.Epithet

descriptive phrase expressing a quality

characteristic of the person or thing

mentioned

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5.example

in the ninja turtles it mentions

that the turtles were fighting

the evil man invading and

destroying the city

6.frame story

a story within a story

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6.example

an example of a frame story is Shrek it has many fairy tales inside this one including but not limited to the three little pigs