epic simile

noun

Definition of epic simile

: an extended simile that is used typically in epic poetry to intensify the heroic stature of the subject

First Known Use of epic simile

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Epic simile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epic%20simile. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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