Sub Topics: Essential Characteristic of Milton’s Epic Similes
Key Words: Epic simile, complete poetic, dignity to the style. , long-tailed similes, narrative
Epic simile is, in simple words, an elaborate comparison that travels beyond the point of comparison and gives a complete poetic picture of some scene or incident suggested to the mind of the poet. They are used for illustration and ornamentation. They add dignity to the style. Such long-tailed similes stand by itself illuminating and beautifying much more than the ordinary narrative.