Journal 25

Journal 25 - In Greek myth, two elements remain crucially...

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In Greek myth, two elements remain crucially necessary that act as hooks to make evident the emotions that the writer or teller wants to portray from the myth, as well as the emotion of the audience listening to a particular myth. The two elements, similes and personification, live within the myth and come alive with the reading of the myth as seen in Ovid’s work. In the story of Ceyx and Alcyone, various similes and personifications reveal themselves but I would like to make reference to one of these exceedingly descriptive similes that contains numerous personifications, which occurs in lines 522-532, Book XI. A summary of this simile would be as follows: Just as a soldier tries to scale a wall numerous times to defeat the enemy, a wave crashes many times to try and destroy a ship and finally does. Ovid placed this particular simile intricately into this story because it relates to what the Greeks now, the sea, but also it helps to increase the ferocity of the sea. The raging storm here is one that occurs every so
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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