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The Odyssey Vocabulary (Pre-Reading Terms)
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A long narrative poem on a serious subject, told in a formal and elevated style, and centered on a heroic figure on whose actions depends the fate of a tribe, a nation, or the human race. (A long poem that describes the journey of a hero).
A larger-than-life figure who embodies the ideals of a nation or race. Many undertake long, difficult journeys, displaying great courage and superhuman strength.
Formal and sustained similes in which the secondary subject is developed far beyond its specific points
A poet or storyteller (3 purposes: entertainment, history-telling, morals)
Invocation of a Muse
Formal plea or request for aid (help) in writing
A supernatural power, from whom one seeks divine assistance in recalling/narrating the story
A unit of four books
In Medias Res
Latin for "in the middle of things." The narrative begins at a critical point in the action.
Used to inform the audience of events that took place before the narrative's current time setting
A descriptive adjective or phrase that is repeatedly used with or in place of a noun or proper name. Ex: ivory-white arms, the wine-dark sea, the rosy-fingered dawn.
Excessive pride or arrogance
Wit or trickery
A search or pursuit
The concept of opening one's home to strangers (food, clothing, rest)
When the gods intervene ("mess with") human's lives, for better or for worse
A Homeric Epic Poem
A long narrative poem that tells the extraordinary deeds of a legendary national hero
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