This worksheet is best used as students BEGIN to read the first book of the Odyssey. It has them define, identify examples from the text and create original examples of: Epic Similes, Epithets, Allusions, Illusions, Rhyme Scheme and Imagery. Teacher will need to provide info on the conventions of epic poetry/ characteristics of an epic hero. An assignment is delineated at the end of the worksheet in which students have to identify how THEY exhibit characteristics of an epic hero.
This is also a great icebreaker/ "get to know you" activity if done at the beginning of the year!