2 Matching Annotations
  1. Sep 2020
    1. Agamemnon, son of Atreus, that king of men

      Epithets are utilized to describe Agamemnon, such that the audience not only gets a picture of his father, but of his role, and of his importance as well. This description fits into the character category, as the epithet through a short and descriptive phrase, indicates key parts of Agamemnon's character at the beginning.

  2. Oct 2013
    1. We thus see how the inappropriateness of such poetical language imports absurdity and tastelessness into speeches, as well as the obscurity that comes from all this verbosity -- for when the sense is plain, you only obscure and spoil its clearness by piling up words.

      After reading these examples, I agree with the author. It is annoying to read pieces that have long or frequent epithets.