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Now you think youll shuffle off and get away after that impudence Oh no you dont The stool he let fly hit the mans right shoulder on the packed muscle under the shoulder blade - like solid rock for all the effect one saw 1030 Homer Here explains how a man named Antinous leader of the suitors throws a chair at a man Odysseus the main character in disguise because of an argument that had occurred earlier Because of Antinous ignorant behavior the man ignored it This shows a poetic device that Homer uses in The Odyssey called a simile like solid rock for all the effect one saw Homer applies the theme of using poetic devices and how it used to portray the details of the events Speaking of which Homer uses poetic devices to portray a more interesting story and makes the story seem more than it seems In the story The Odyssey readers can then understand interpret and imagine what events are occurring because using poetic devices just like using figurative language to make give the reader a better visual of the storyline In The Odyssey Homer uses quite a lot of poetic devices Giving only three examples epic simile simile and personification from the three poetic devices itll be fully explained and quotedTwenty years had gone by and Odysseus returns he is now with his son Telemachus An epic simile is used to explain Then throwing his arms around his marvel of a father Telemachus began to weep Salt tears rose from the wells of longing in both men and cries burst from both as keen and fluttering as those of all taloned hawk whose farmers take before they fly So helplessly they cried pouring out tears and might have gone on weeping till sundown 1025 Homer This quote is an epic simile because Odysseus and his son Telemachus cries were being compared to the great taloned hawk and the farmer
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