Related Content

Related Overviews

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

epic simile


Quick Reference

An extended simile which compares one composite action with another, often with a digressive effect; it originates in Homer, and was imitated by Virgil, Dante, and, in English, notably by Milton. It is frequently parodied by Fielding.

Subjects: Literature


Reference entries