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epic simile

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noun
  1. a simile developed over several lines of verse, especially one used in an epic poem.

Origin of epic simile

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called Homeric simile.

Homeric simile

noun
  1. epic simile.
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British Dictionary definitions for homeric simile

epic simile

noun
  1. an extended simile, as used in the epic poetry of Homer and other writers
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