The Question and Answer section for The Odyssey is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Examples of Simile:
"They speared the crews like fish and whisked them home to make their grisly meal"
"Why, just now you were old, and wrapped in rags, but now, look, you seem like a god who rules the skies up there!"
Ithaca symbolizes home and family.... the most important things in life.
Odysseus received gifts from the thirteen princes. Each prince gifted him with a tunic, a cloak, and a talent of gold. Euryalus went one further than the rest, giving Odysseus a bronze source with a silver hilt..... as well as an ivory scabbard.