The Odyssey-Matching Examples

The Odyssey-Matching Examples
a. Homeric Simile
Epic Hero
d. Epithet
e. Theme
f. Epic
g. Narrative Poetry
h. Irony
__1. Odysseus was brave, cunning and strong. All of the qualities that
suggest he was a little more than human.
__2. The bows went plunging at the gust; cracked and lashed out strips in the
big wind.
__3. The triumph of good over evil. Loyalty, devotion and Fortitude.
__4. A man surfcasting on a point of rock for bass or mackerel, whipping his
long rod to drop the sinker and the bait far out, will hook a fish and rip it
from the surface to dangle wriggling through the air: so these were borne
aloft in spasms toward the cliff.
__5. “Nohbdy, Nohbdy’s tricked me, Nohbdy’s ruined me!”
__6. A long poem that tells the adventures and deeds of a hero.
__7. “I am Laertes’ son, Odysseus”
__8. When Dawn spread out her fingertips of rose the rams began to stir.
__9. A poem that tells a story.
The Odyssey: Matching examples page 2
a. Metaphor
b. Foreshadowing
c. Symbol
d. Conflict
f. Onomatopoeia
g. Dramatic Irony
h. Characterization i. Irony
k. Epic
l. Alliteration
m. Theme
n. Simile
e. Homeric Simile
j. Epic Hero
___1. She walked, taking the form of a tall woman, handsome and clever at her craft, and stood
beyond the gate in plain sight of Odysseus, unseen, though, by Telemachus.
___2. Odysseus
___3. Your name has gone out under heaven like the sweet honor of some god-fearing king,
who rules in equity over the strong: his black lands bear both wheat and barley, fruit
trees laden bright new lambs at lambing time-and the deep sea gives great hauls of fish
by his good strategy, so that his folk fare well.
___4. We knew that the beggar was Odysseus but the suitors did not.
___5. Now flashed arrow from twanging bow
___6. “You yellow dogs”
___7. Like pipes his nostrils jetted crimson runnels.
___8. “May his fortune grow an inch for every inch he bends it!”
___9. An old trunk of olive
___10. The Odyssey
___11. There is no pain, no burden for the heart when blows come to a man, and he defending
his own cattle-his own cows and lambs. Here it was otherwise. Antinous hit me for
being driven on by hunger- how many bitter seas men cross for hunger!
___12. He drew to his fist the cruel head of an arrow for Antinous.
___13. The triumph of good over evil.
___14. ….were split and scattered far and wide, and his head slammed on the ground.