English 9 Homework Oct 30 - Nov 3


1. Be ready to discuss the 6 Elements of an Epic Poem link
Six Elements Of The Epic:
  • Plot centers around a Hero of Unbelievable Stature - The epic hero completes what everyone only attempts.  In ancient epics, the hero often is either partially divine or at least protected by a god or God.
  • Involves deeds of superhuman strength and valor - Accomplish feats no real human could.
  • Vast Setting - The action spans not only geographical but also often cosmological space: across land, sea, into the underworld, or thru space or time etc.
  • Involves supernatural and/or otherworldly forces - Gods, demons, angels, time/space travel, cheating death and more
  • Sustained elevation of style - Overwritten, overly formal, highly stylized (poetry, lyricism (singing), exaggeration)
  • Poet remains objective and omniscient - The narrator sees and knows all and presents all perspectives.


1. Which of the following characters would you say you know best? Classify the following characters as flat or round: Jerry/his mother, Ivan/Pelageia Petrovna, Jim/Billy Bones/Long John Silver, Odysseus/Phaethon.


Review Ovid's PHAËTHON as translated by Edith Hamilton link (textbook pp 92-94) and be ready to describe mythology and the purpose of a myth.
1. Think through and be ready to explain three differences between Christ's Creator and the Roman and Greek gods. Explain differences between "The Bible" and the Greco-Roman myths.


1. Study for Monday morning Wordly Wise Level 9 Lesson 7 quiz link


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