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Unusual Language in The Odyssey. Unusual Language in The Odyssey. Sentence structure reversal Extended metaphor/simile Extended appositive. Sentence Structure Reversals. Subject/Predicate at the end of the sentence Subject after predicate

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Unusual Language inThe Odyssey
  • Sentence structure reversal
  • Extended metaphor/simile
  • Extended appositive
sentence structure reversals
Sentence Structure Reversals
  • Subject/Predicate at the end of the sentence
  • Subject after predicate
    • “From the hallowed halls of GHS came the fearless gladiators.
    • “Not by will or valor could he save them.”
extended metaphor simile
Extended Metaphor/Simile
  • Simile
    • Indirect comparison between two things that are mostly unalike
    • uses “like” or “as”
      • “Her smile is like the sunshine.”
      • “The striker attacked the goal like a charging tiger.”
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Extended Metaphor/Simile
  • Metaphor
    • Direct comparison between two things that are mostly unalike
    • Does NOT use “like” or “as”
      • “My dreams are paintings.”
      • “My dreams are the discarded paintings of a deranged artist.”
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Extended Metaphor/Simile
  • Extended metaphor or simile
    • a regular metaphor or simile that adds phrases and clauses
    • more descriptive, but can also make it harder to follow the main part of the sentence
      • “Her smile is like the sunshine which, as it rises in the early morning, paints the sky with brilliant color, and as it rises still higher into the day, warms the earth and our spirits too.”
      • “Like a charging tiger that has targeted its prey and leapt, blood-thirsty, from its place among the trees, the striker attacked the goal.”
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Extended Metaphor/Simile
  • “My dreams, the discarded paintings of a deranged artist whose work inspires only confusion and fear, have haunted me for endless months.”
extended appositives
Extended Appositives
  • Appositive
    • A phrase or clause that gives additional information about a noun in the sentence
    • Separated from the main sentence by commas
    • Could be removed from the sentence and the sentence would still make sense
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Extended Appositives
  • Appositive examples…
    • “Even my father, the funniest guy I know, didn’t crack a smile at that bigoted joke.”
    • “The police officer, a seasoned veteran of the city’s anti-terrorism task force, waited to hear about his promotion to Captain.”
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Extended Appositives
  • Extended appositive example:
    • “Mr. Hedgepeth, man among men, the greatest robotics teacher in the history of the world,a veteran who served his country proudly, a man even taller than Mr. Burnce, sipped his coffee and planned his next fire alarm prank.”