Odyssey IDE Literary Terms

Brenda de Leon

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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“The Divine Comedy” by Dante

Archetype

a recurrent symbol or motif (distinctive feature) in literature

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The Journey

Allusion

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

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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Epithet

descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned

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Frame Story

a story within a story

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Life Of Pie