The Odyssey

Based on the epic simile, how should the reader picture the beam of wood Odysseus found in the cave?

Here are the means I though would serve my turn:

a club, or staff, lay there along the fold-

an olive tree, felled green and left to season

for Cyclops' hand. And it was like a mast

a lugger of twenty oars, board in the beam-

a deep-sea-going craft-might carry:

so long, so big around, it seemed.

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The beam in enormous.... the size of a tree, untrimmed. Think on the mast of a ship..... its height and width, and then you can imagine its size, and the size of the cyclops that wielded the weapon.