a long, elaborate comparison that often continues for a number of lines
a pattern in literature that is found in a variety of works from different cultures throughout the ages. It can be plot, character, image or setting
a brief phrase that that points out traits associated with a particular person or thing.
a larger-than-life figure who embodies the ideals of a nation or race. Epic heroes take part in dangerous adventures and accomplish great deeds. Many undertake long, difficult journeys and display great courage and superhuman strength.
an indirect reference to a famous person, place, event, or literary work.