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epithet
adjective that dexrfibes a character
such as brave odysseus
epic
long narrative poem
invocation to the meus
before a story they would ask the gods for help telling the story
homeric simile
uses like or as
in media res
in the middle of things
theme
is the message
2 types of conflict
internal
external
antagonist
opposing character
alliteration
repetition of sounds
imagery
language that appeals to your senses
palpable
capable of being touched or felt
disarming
removing or capable of removing hostility as by being charming
imprudent
not prudent lacking discretion
discern
to preceive by the sight of some other sense or by the intellect
opressive
burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical
frivolous
characterized by lack of seriousness or sense
precipitous
extremely or impassably steep
languor
lack of energy or vitality
succor
help relief aid
formidable
causing fear
adversary
a person that opposes or attacks
enemmy or foe
ardor
great warmth of feeling
revelry
boisterous festivity
aloof
at a distance
ravage
to work havoc upon
stealth
secret
adersities
adverse fortune or fate
restitution
reparation made by giving an equivalent or sompensation for loss
pliant
bending readily

flexible
profusions
a great quantity or amount
rancor
bitter
disdainful
full of or showing disdain
glowered
an angry or sullen look or stare
tremulous
characterized by trembling as from fear
sage
profoundly wise person

wise
abominably
hateful
adorn
to decorate or add beauty
lavished
characterized by