Epic Idea Vocabulary
By: Jamie Minehart
Sentence: Richmond Lattimore wrote a Epic.
Example: The Iliad of Homer
Definition: a recurrent symbol or motif (distinctive feature) in literature
Sentence: Heros are archetype because they are shown in many different pieces of literature.
Sentence: An Allusion is something that not really there.
Example: "His nose is growing like Pinocchio's.
Homeric Simile/Extended Metaphor
Definition: figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another in the style of Homer or the epic poems
Sentence: Homeric similes are the comparing of 2 thing.
Example: "Bobby Holloway says my imagination is a three-hundred ring circus".
Definition: descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned
Sentence: People calling Catherine the great is an epithet.
Example: Catherine the Great
Definition: a story within a story
Sentence: Frankenstein is a frame story.