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Literary Terms for THE ODYSSEY

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    1. Literary Terms for THE ODYSSEY Directions: Use the circle maps that I gave you to write down notes for these words that we are about to go over.

    2. WORD TO DEFINE: MYTHOLOGY Definition: Mythology is a story that uses the SUPERNATURAL to explain the natural world or to explain human nature.

    3. Word used in context: According to Greek mythology, the ocean was controlled by a powerful god named Poseidon. Whenever the sea was stormy, sailors believed that Poseidon was angry.

    4. Sketch a picture to help you VISUALIZE the word:

    5. WORD TO DEFINE: EPIC POEM Definition of Epic Poem: a long, narrative poem about the adventures of a hero or a god / goddess.

    6. Word used in context: The Odyssey is one of the most famous epic poems ever written.

    7. Sketch a picture to help you VISUALIZE the word:

    8. SUPERNATURAL: Anything that is beyond our human understanding of the natural world; anything that does not fit within our concept of the natural world (ghosts, aliens, monsters, etc.).

    9. WORD USED IN CONTEXT: In the movie X-Men, the main characters all have supernatural powers that make them extraordinary.