Literary Devices In The Odyssey

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For my imitation paper, the homeric style elements used are simile, imagery, delay, dialogue, and patronymics. The first element I used is simile and according to The Odyssey, there's a quote "and as four yoked stallions spring all together, beneath the lash, leaping high, and then eat up the dusty road on the plain" (Homer, 194). A simile that I included in my imitation is "With the song of "tale as old as time," Considering that tune is compared to the age of the song, Comparing the certainty of their love as the certainty to the sun rising in the East." An imagery is "To Circe, a dread goddess with richly coiled hair and a human voice" (Homer, 145). I used imagery in the first few lines with "Beast's monstrous appearance reveals his monstrous …show more content…
Patronymics is used to refer someone by the name of their father which I had used for Belle's father, Maurice. Homer introduces a delay element when he mentions Odysseus' name at line 15 with "Were safely back home. Only Odysseus..." (Homer, 1). Homer uses patronymics when he mentions "Then came the ghost of Achilles, son of Peleus" (Homer, 172). Dialogues are conversations between two or more people. This is presented when Belle comes back to save Beast and then confesses her love to him before the last petal of the rose fell, which leads to breaking his curse. The Odyssey shows this with Odysseus' conversation with Athena about his cunning tactics "Ah, that mind of yours! That's why I can't leave you when you're down and out: Because you're so intelligent and self-possessed" (Homer, …show more content…
Although they never encountered a threat directly to her, they didn't do anything but listen to Gaston's propaganda. The only community in need of help that calls for adventure is a community of one, which is her father. He stumbled into the Beast's castle for proof for the townspeople and has made himself prisoner so he needs his daughter, Belle, to come bail him out. The price of taking her father's place as prisoner might be the best thing that's ever happened to her because later on she becomes emotionally attached to Beast as they spend a lot of time together in the castle. Another possible community would be the castle where the Beast and his household items who help out Belle and give advice to her about Beast. This shows that the household items favor her and are her "mentors." The monsters portrayed in this story are the wolves that block Belle from coming near the castle, but Beast fights them off to protect her. In the end, Belle's "homecoming" is being reunited with her father, her only community she had left from the small town. She is also reunited with Beast, which benefits both of them as well because she falls in love with him and lifts the curse from him. Beast finally transforms back to a human and they lived happily together in the castle. I believe Belle's role in Beauty and the Beast is very much alike to Odysseus' in The Odyssey. He

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