Odyssey Poetry Assignment. Using The Odyssey as an ALLUSION in your own poetry. Getting Started…Choose One of These Adventures!. Troy Cicones Lotus Eaters Cyclops Aeolus Laestrygonians Circe Land of the Dead Circe Sirens Scylla and Charybdis Trinakia Calypso Phaeacia Ithaca.
Using The Odyssey as an ALLUSION in your own poetry.
To “Characterize” is to help develop a character or thing through description.
How many ways can you describe the person or thing from the stop you have chosen?
“Theme” is the main idea in a work of literature. It is a perception about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader. It is NOT stated, but inferred.
Themes can often be stated in one word.
Write a poem based upon the THEME you have selected and use as many of the descriptions from your CHARACTERIZATION as possible to add detail to your poem.
Your goal is to create a poem that uses the story of The Odyssey, or an event within the story, as an ALLUSION.
Your poem is not supposed to retell or summarize The Odyssey, only make mention of it.