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epic simile

noun
1.
a simile developed over several lines of verse, especially one used in an epic poem.
Also called Homeric simile.
Origin of epic simile
1940-1945
1940-45
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epic simile

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