Unit Three: Epic Poetry -- Overview
Students will be introduced to epic poetry as a literary form through the reading of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. Students will be provided with the historical context of the poem, including background on various characters, creatures, and Gods and Goddesses from Greek Mythology. This unit will focus on the elements of epic poetry and transcendence of an epic hero. Emphasis will also be placed on the various literary devices employed in the poem.