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Unformatted text preview: Odysseus was a man who never said who he was. August 30, 2010 In inflected languages, word order does not matter. It is used as other words to mean grammatical structures. (Periodicity) The Odyssey is an epic poem (there are three types of poems: Lyric, Dramatic and Epic). Epic poetry is defined by the meter, dactylic hexameter (Every line starts with a dactyl and ends with a spondee). Epic poems are narratives. Reasoning behind writing epic poems: storytelling, to interest the reader, to help others remember something, to show their imagination, impose wishes of what they want to happen on someone else and to provide explanation and meaning. September 2, 2010 September 7, 2010 The Odyssey was written in about 700 B.C. \ September 9, 2010...
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