a simile developed over several lines of verse, especially one used in an epic poem.
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Also called Homeric simile.
Origin of epic simile
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby epic simile
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British Dictionary definitions for epic simile
an extended simile, as used in the epic poetry of Homer and other writers
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