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a reference to a famous person, place or event.
Characters, situations, and images that are recognizable in many times and cultures:
• sea monster
• wicked temptress
• buried treasure
• suitors' contest
• epic hero
• loyal servant
what the writer hopes to achieve by crafting a particular work
a struggle between opposing forces
the author tells the audience the character's personality through direct statements
"A long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero whose actions reflect the ideals and values of a nation or race"
• Possesses superhuman strength, craftiness, and confidence
• Is helped and harmed by interfering gods
• Embodies ideals and values that a culture considers admirable
• Emerges victorious from perilous situations
Involves a long journey, full of complications, such as
• strange creatures
• divine intervention
• large-scale events
• treacherous weather
• Includes fantastic or exotic lands
• Involves more than one nation
a comparison between to unlike things using like or as. The comparison is developed at length and lasts several lines of the poem.
reflect universal concerns such as:
• the fate of a nation
• a homecoming
• life and death
brief descriptive phrases used to characterize a particular person or thing.
a writer's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
descriptive words and phrases that re-create sensory experiences for the reader, usually appeals to one of the five senses
the author shows information about the character's personality through physical appearance, speech, thoughts, actions, and other characters
a special kind of contrast between appearance and reality - usually one in which reality is the opposite of what it seems
figure of speech in which human qualities are given to an object, animal, or idea
Point of View
method of narration used in a short story, novel, narrative poem, or work of nonfiction
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