epic simile

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epic simile was in 1931

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“Epic simile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epic%20simile. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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