Presentation on theme: "Literary Skill: The Epic Simile Advanced Skill: Analyze Epithet Detecting Imagery."— Presentation transcript:
Literary Skill: The Epic Simile Advanced Skill: Analyze Epithet Detecting Imagery
Extended comparisons Color and amplify Digression from the plot
“Bright as that star amid the stars in the night sky, / star of the evening, brightest star that rides the heavens, / so fire flared from the sharp point of the spear Achilles / brandished.”
Reread the simile in lines 139-145. Paraphrase the text to ensure understanding. Literal Question: What things are being compared in the simile? Interpretive Question: What might this simile, and others in the story, tell you about Homer’s listeners? Experiential Question: How do animals behave when they are hunting? How do they behave when they are being hunted?
Phrases that include adjectives describing characteristics of a person or thing. Aid to listener to identify. Aid to oral story teller to maintain meter and recall plot.
Re-read lines 98-110 from “With that” to “my fighting strength.” What epithets describe Hector? What evidence in the passage supports the epithets used to describe Hector? What additional epithet does Homer include? How do the epithet’s contribute to the tone of the passage?