Tell the Story Calypso Song.docx - Name Date Period Homers The Odyssey Answer the following questions based on your reading in the classroom textbook

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Name: Date: Period: 1.The Odysseyopens with a convention of epic poetry-the poet’s prayer to the Muse. What does the poet ask of the Muse? 2.What does Homer tell you about the hero and about what is going to happen to him? 1.Lines 33-66, there is a great deal of nature imagery in this episode. Jot down some of the images that help you see Hermes’ flight. What images describing Calypso’s island appeal to yoursense of sight, hearing, and smell? 2.How does the natural beauty of Calypso’s island compare with the reality of Odysseus’s situation? 3.Lines 88-91, Zeus ordered Calyspo to free Odysseus, but the nymph claimed that the ideawas her own. Why do you think she does this? 4.What is your opinion of her deception?
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