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Vivid Imagery In N. K. Sanders The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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In the excerpt from the poem “The Epic of Gilgamesh” translated by N.K. Sanders, the author uses vivid imagery in order to delineate the Sumerian beliefs. For instance, the author propounds that “In front over hill and plain Shullat and Hanish, heralds of the storm, led on. Then the gods of the abyss rose up; Nergal pulled out the dams of the nether waters, Ninurta the war-lord threw down the dykes, and the seven judges of hell, the Annunaki, raised their torches, lighting the land with their livid flame.”(30) Here, the author reveals that people of this time period were polytheistic.(VB) Moreover, the author states that Gods were very powerful and dangerous in Sumerian culture. Likewise, earlier in the text, the author illustrates that Gods

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