Epic Similes And Epithets

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Its about epic similes and epithets.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the bright hall of Zeus upon Olympus the other gods were all at home, and Zeus, the father of gods and men, made conversation. (2)

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    A. Epithet
    Explanation
    The given passage describes the setting of a bright hall in Zeus' home on Mount Olympus, where the other gods are present. The passage also mentions Zeus as the father of gods and men, indicating his importance and authority. An epithet is a descriptive term or phrase used to characterize a person or thing, and in this case, "father of gods and men" serves as an epithet for Zeus. It highlights his role and power as the ruler of the gods and humans. Therefore, the correct answer is "Epithet."

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  • 2. 

    The plastic bag was like a magestic bee roaming around the world, searching far and wide for any flower it can find.

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Epic Simile
    Explanation
    The given passage compares the plastic bag to a majestic bee that roams around the world, searching for flowers. This comparison is an example of an epic simile, which is a detailed and extended comparison often used in epic poetry to create vivid imagery. The simile enhances the description of the plastic bag by emphasizing its movement and the scope of its search, creating a sense of grandeur and importance.

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  • 3. 

    Eteoneus left the long room like an arrow, calling equerries after him, on the run. (54)

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Epic Simile
    Explanation
    The given passage contains a comparison using the word "like," which suggests that it is an epic simile. An epic simile is a detailed and extended comparison often used in epic poetry to create vivid imagery and emphasize the magnitude of a situation or action. In this case, Eteoneus leaving the room is compared to an arrow, emphasizing his speed and urgency.

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  • 4. 

    "Nestor, pride of Akhaians, Neleus's son,that was revenge..." (41)

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Epic Simile
    Explanation
    The given passage does not contain an epithet, which is a descriptive phrase used to characterize a person or thing. However, it does contain an example of an epic simile. An epic simile is a detailed and extended comparison used in epic poetry to vividly describe a scene or event. In this case, the simile compares Nestor, the son of Neleus, to the pride of the Akhaians and emphasizes his desire for revenge.

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  • 5. 

    The light-headed warrior, Brett Favre, drama queen of the NFL, just played his last game.

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    A. Epithet
    Explanation
    The given statement describes Brett Favre as a "light-headed warrior" and "drama queen of the NFL". These phrases are used to provide a descriptive nickname or characteristic for the person, which is the definition of an epithet. An epithet is a literary device used to highlight a specific quality or attribute of a person or thing. In this case, the phrases "light-headed warrior" and "drama queen of the NFL" serve as epithets for Brett Favre.

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  • 6. 

    The grey eyed goddess, Athena, daughter of all mighty Zeus, helped Telemakhos.

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    A. Epithet
    Explanation
    The given statement describes Athena as the "grey eyed goddess," which is an example of an epithet. Epithets are descriptive phrases or words that are used to characterize a person or thing. In this case, the phrase "grey eyed" is used to describe Athena and highlight one of her distinguishing features. This use of an epithet helps to create a vivid image of Athena in the reader's mind.

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  • 7. 

    Adrian Peterson ran as slow as an elegant hippopotamus through the wild African wilderness.

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Epic Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares Adrian Peterson's running speed to that of an elegant hippopotamus in the wild African wilderness. This comparison is an example of an epic simile, which is a detailed and extended comparison used in epic poetry. The simile adds vividness and imagery to the sentence, emphasizing the slow and graceful nature of Peterson's running.

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  • 8. 

    The black haired beast, John Smith, lover of fried chicken, ate his fried chicken.

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    A. Epithet
    Explanation
    The given sentence describes a person, John Smith, using a descriptive phrase, "the black haired beast." This descriptive phrase is an example of an epithet, which is a literary device used to highlight a specific characteristic or quality of a person or thing. In this case, the epithet "the black haired beast" emphasizes John Smith's appearance and creates a vivid image in the reader's mind. Therefore, the correct answer is Epithet.

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  • 9. 

    Homer wrote as smoothly as butter on a piece of warm toast that just came out of the shiny orange toaster.

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Epic Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares Homer's writing style to the smoothness of butter on a warm piece of toast that just came out of a shiny orange toaster. This comparison is an example of an epic simile, which is a literary device commonly used in epic poems. Epic similes are elaborate and extended comparisons that often involve nature, everyday objects, or familiar experiences to help the reader visualize and understand the subject being described. In this case, the comparison emphasizes the fluidity and ease of Homer's writing style.

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  • 10. 

    Big and tall, Yao Ming, injured from basketball, got up in the morning.

    • A.

      Epithet

    • B.

      Epic Simiile

    Correct Answer
    A. Epithet
    Explanation
    The given sentence describes Yao Ming as "Big and tall," which is a descriptive term used to identify and characterize him. An epithet is a literary device that adds description or attributes to a person or thing, often used to emphasize certain qualities. In this case, "Big and tall" serves as an epithet for Yao Ming, highlighting his physical stature.

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