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A Poetic Odyssey

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Published by scribbulations llc .
Written in English


  • American - General,
  • Poetry / General,
  • Poetry : American - General,
  • Poetry

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11698589M
ISBN 100962931136
ISBN 109780962931130

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The Odyssey is composed in dactylic hexameter, a strict poetic structure in which each line of the poem has six ‘feet,’ or dactyls, each made up of one long and two short syllables. Homer also repeats poetic phrases and entire lines of poetry. Given the epic nature of the poem, very little is understated. One notable exception is Achilles, particularly in relation to how he was depicted in The Iliad, the immediate predecessor to The Odyssey: once a larger-than-life hero, Achilles appears relatively ordinary when Odysseus encounters him on his visit to the underworld in Book 11; Achilles bemoans his state, saying that he would rather. Odyssey of a Soul A Poetic memoir is a four book collection of poetry, prose and personal life experiences written over a seventeen year period (). It is a story of life, love, loss, and faith in divine providence. It makes for a heart-warming reading and a real solace to anyone who believes in God, love, family, and miracles. The various songs-within-the-poem shed light on identity and themes in this book, as is typically the case with interior texts frequently throughout The Odyssey. The slow revelation of Odysseus' identity emerges through the first and last songs as he betrays his intimate .

Elevated Language and Meter. Composed around bc, The Odyssey is one of the earliest epics still in existence and, in many ways, sets the pattern for the genre, neatly fitting the definition of a primary epic (that is, one that grows out of oral tradition). In The Odyssey, Homer employs most of the literary and poetic devices associated with epics: catalogs, digressions, long speeches. Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 Book 7 Book 8 Book 9 Book 10 Book 11 Book 12 Book 13 Book 14 Book 15 Book 16 Book 17 Book 18 Book 19 Book 20 Book 21 Book 22 Book 23 Book 24 Themes All Themes Fate, the Gods, and Free Will Piety, Customs, and Justice Cunning, Disguise, and Self-Restraint Memory and Grief Glory and Honor. Metaphor - , - "Scylla seized six of my from my ship How a fisherman on a jutting rock/ Casts his bait with his long pole." Simile - – "Bobbing in the waves like sea crows/ Around the black ship." The Odyssey: Book 12 Emma Rooker Summary After Underworld. Welcome to Odyssey Bookstore! Our goal at Odyssey is to have something for everyone! With categories ranging from poetry to graphic novels, science fiction to romance, children's books to home improvement, and everything in between, you'll leave here with something you're excited to read, no matter who you are.

Book 9 of The Odyssey shows that obstacles must be overcome in order to reach your ultimate destination. Odysseus and his men overcame the temptation of the lotus-eaters and the attack and imprisonment from the cyclops. Getting through these challenges made them stronger and. The Odyssey, the second of the epic texts attributed to Homer, and also a major founding work of European literature, is usually dated to around the 8th century BC. It is an epic poem, effectively a sequel to the Iliad, written in Ancient Greek but assumed to be derived from earlier oral sources, telling the story of Odysseus’ wanderings and.   The Odyssey was written in a regionless poetic dialect of Greek and compri lines of dactylic hexameter. Among the most impressive elements of the text are its non-linear plot, and the influence on events of choices made by women and serfs, besides the actions of fighting men.   Odyssey, epic poem in 24 books traditionally attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer. The poem is the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, who wanders for 10 years (although the action of the poem covers only the final six weeks) trying to get home after the Trojan War. Learn more about the Odyssey.