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an extended simile which compared something familiar to Homer's audience to something unfamiliar, such as an unusually large or heroic action
a character who is used in contrast to another character- serves to emphasize the differences between the two
the repetition of words, phrases, or sentences that have the same gramamatical pattern and restate a similar idea
the intentional repeating of words, phrases, lines, or ideas to create a musical or rhythmic effect
a type of metaphor in which a nunhuman thing of quality is talked about as if it were human
a literary device by which chronological narrative is interupted by the recollection of a scene from the past
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