NaPoWriMo📚 26/04/22 Day 26

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And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always). A couple of days ago, we played around with hard-boiled similes. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that contains at least one of a different kind of simile – an epic simile. Also known as Homeric similes, these are basically extended similes that develop over multiple lines. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they have mainly been used in epic poems, typically as decorative elements that emphasize the dramatic nature of the subject (see, by way of illustration, this example from Milton’s Paradise Lost). But you could write a complete poem that is just one lengthy, epic simile, relying on the surprising comparison of unlike things to carry the poem across. And if you’re feeling especially cheeky, you could even write a poem in which the epic simile spends lines heroically and dramatically describing something that turns out to be quite prosaic. Whatever you decide to compare, I hope you have fun extending your simile(s) to epic lengths. Happy Writing! – Maureen Thorson

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Extending similies? Do I like this prompt? Finally wrote something. ❤🌷❤In unrhymed quintrains

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Her hair is white as snow.
Her lips are like cherries.
Eyes as blue as sapphires,
that have depths as deep
as the deepest blue ocean.

She sings like a sweet bird
Then she plays the guitar
like a professional musician.
She cooks like Nigella!
Her talents know no end.

Who is this angel of virtue?
With her skin as soft as silk,
she dances like Darcey Bussell.
She works out like an athlete.
Damn her for her perfection!

©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2022

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