Homer's epic style is complex. It is "written" in dactylic hexameter. He uses stock phrases which he repeats and epithets e.g. Wise Penelope to stay within the meter and make the poetry more grand. Epic similes are often used to allow the listener to understand at a greater level what the poet is trying to convey e.g. Odysseus compared to a lion.
This is all off the top of my head, sorry if its insufficient. Also remember, Homer sung the Odyssey.
Answered Fri 20th May, 2011 @ 20:36 by Aza Edited by Aza on Fri 20th May, 2011 @ 20:36