Provide significant details about the author (120-1): Homer
Style5 conventions (121) - Homer used invocation, this is when someone, most likely the hero, asks for help, in medias res, this is when there is something in the middle of a story without any preamble, epic similes, this is a very detailed simile and it can be multiple lines long, metrical similes, this is the rhythm of the poem, and stock epithets, this is a descriptive phrase.
Philosophies (Women)- Homer portrays women as strong characters. (Sparknotes.com→ paraphrased)
Criticism- There are some who have said that Homer never even lived. Milman Parry believes that Homer improvised his stories for Greek festivals. (eNotes→ paraphrased) Literary EraAge (103-113):__The Epic
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In book 21 Penelope announces that she will marry the suiter who can string the bow, and then successfully shoot a line of twelve axes. Telemachus, Eurymachus, and many more try to string the bow and fail. Odysseus then asks to try, and this is where the epic simile is. The simile compared Odysseus’s stringing to a musician with an instrument. Thus reveling that Odysseus was in fact was very graceful, and skillful.
Odyssey Quiz Erin Brzusek 1) Book I, page 7-8, lines 236-254 “’As for my sailing here-/the tale was that your father had come home,/ therefore I… he can do anything’”(Mentês). 1 Athena, disguised as Mentês, is speaking to Odyssey’s son, Telemakhos. Mentês enters Odysseus’ home in search for Telemakhos. Once Telemakhos sees Mentês he brings him to a more secluded area away from the suitors in order to speak with him. Curiously, Telemakhos asked Mentês “’What kind of ship is yours, and what course brought you here?
Throughout the beginning of book thirteen in Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, He often utilizes literary devices such as Motifs and foreshadowing. Many motifs are shown centered around disguise and divine intervention, which ties into the foreshadowing for the second half of the Odyssey. For example, when Odysseus finally returns to Ithaca but cannot figure out exactly where he is. The reason is that Athena has disguised Ithaca as a foreign land to Odysseus so that she can later help him conceal his identity. As he wakes up, he cries out: “Whose country have I come to this time?
I love the quote from the Odyssey "With sweet, reluctant, amorous delay. " this quote goes with my story because in 7th grade I got close to beating 5 minute mile but I had to wait till 8th grade. Even though my physical ability pulled me back, working hard to accomplish my my goal and good coaching helped and hard work got me closer..
The Beggar and the Faithful Dog is quite a short story in the Odyssey, but even with little words Homer used different types of irony, giving a deeper understanding to the story. In the story, as soon as Argos hears Odysseus’ voice, he perks up and wags his tail, showing he had a deep heartfelt connection toward him because he remembered him after all of these years. Odysseus recognizes him, too, and was so tempted to run up and acknowledge him, but he had to keep up his disguise in front of Eumaeus. This is an example of Dramatic Irony because the reader knows that Odysseus is in disguise and the dog and his master recognize each other, but Eumaeus doesn’t know anything. Eumaeus’ response (the quote) to Odysseus when he asks why the dog is
Over 2,000 years ago an epic poem, The Odyssey, was written. Despite its age, the epic poem is still mentioned today. Odysseus, after conquering the City of Troy, in the Trojan war, wanders through the waters of Greece until he sails ashore his homeland of Ithaca. On his treacherous journey home, his men are distracted by the Lotus Eaters, and almost swallowed by a whirpool. Timeless elements in The Odyssey make it perpetual, even thousands of years after it was depicted.
The Odyssey would be less memorable without Homer’s masterful use of figurative language. This poem can only stand the test of time when the figurative language is used to help readers relate to the text no matter what time period they come from. Figurative language in the text has made the story as a whole more interesting and has made countless readers engaged by this tale of, in Homer’s own words, “that man skilled in all ways of contending.” (p. 813,
In the epic poem the Odyssey, Homer blooms and flowers the epic hero, Odysseus, through a long journey and illustrates his characteristics, actions, and choices using diction, similes, and other figurative language. Homer creates Odysseus to have a poker face during part one. Odysseus is in the beginning doesn’t exactly express to many emotions that reveals his true inner being. Odysseus has stayed calm, and determined through his journey. As Odysseus lost his men, he didn’t pay or shed any tears for those he had lost nor, did he feel remorse.
Diction and imagery are very important components to a story. It is the way that the author displays their feelings through the character. Homer uses very vivid shifts in tone, sometimes creating room for the reader to learn a lesson. In one of Homer’s famous books, “The Odyssey,” he uses diction, imagery, and tone to show that everything does not always go as planned. Wishing to escape the cyclops’ bondage, Odysseus tries to get out of trouble and assumes that he and his men are safe by lying to the Cyclops.
Homer, was a great bard who travels from villages telling many villagers his famous epic. The Odyssey of Homer, Homer’s epic creates a theme around Dolos:Trickery. Trickery can be used to escape from life threatening situations. He uses irony, when Odysseus, is trying to escape the one-eyed cyclops Polyphemus by using “the trick of nobody”. He then foreshadows how Odysseus’s homecoming will be, using the sirens voices as a symbolic message.
In this passage from The Odyssey, Homer uses an epic simile comparing Odysseus’ crew to calves and Odysseus to a cow and a second simile comparing Odysseus to Ithaca in order to portray the sense of reliance and loyalty the men have for their leader. In the book, Odysseus has just returned from Circe’s palace where some of the crew had disappeared. Since the men chosen to venture into Circe’s home did not return, the rest of the crew thought Odysseus would also not make it back to the ship. When Homer writes that the men are, “bucking out of their pens, lowing nonstop, jostling, rushing round their mothers (455-456),” he conveys the men’s desparation to get to Odysseus. The phrase, “bucking out of their pens (455),” refers to the fact that Odysseus’ crew is trapped and helpless without him.
“… he gripped up two of my men at once and dashed them down upon the ground as though they had been puppies.” (21) This was the first Homeric simile that caught my eye. This Homeric simile gave me the impression that a giant was throwing humans brutally against the ground. With that small clip of a scene many people may predict that the giant kills everyone.
The Odyssey, Homer, takes the reader on a man's journey back home after being faced with many struggles for 15 years. Throughout the epic poem, The Odyssey, several examples of epic concepts are shown, such as; epithets, epic similes, and archetypes. Epithets are most commonly seen throughout this epic poem. This is evident because there are many examples of epithets in each book of The Odyssey. For example when the gods and goddesses were discussing Odysseus' fate they used a epithet.
The Odyssey is often cited as an epitome of the hero’s journey and the monomyth. The hero of the story, Odysseus is on a 10 year battle homeward from the Trojan War to see his wife and son again. With the help divine intervention, Odysseus is able to return home and save his wife from the evil suitors who have continuously tried to win her. One could easily argued that Odysseus is an exemplar of the hero, but there is another story: Odysseus is the opposite of a hero and is not worthy to be called such. He is the villain where the gods are the hero.
Fagles’ translation of The Odyssey does more showing than telling because it describes the events of the books to their full extent. He achieves showing by using descriptive words to keep the passage going, instead of just saying what happened with a few non-descriptive, bland words that do not describe at all. Odysseus has finally returned home, just to find many suitors for Penelope. Odysseus is outraged, so he confronts Penelope’s most prominent suitor, Antinous. Odysseus gripped his bow, “Odysseus aimed and shot Antinous square in the throat and the point went stabbing clean through the soft neck and out… food showered across the floor, the bread and meats soaked in a swirl of bloody filth.”(440).