Answer: research dont use this as your major sorce many of the answers here are wrong, and i have no idea how on earth they won! i dont care, just dont use this as ur sorce it never works, well, sometimes it does but not for this qusetion LOL !
Answer: A poem is a poem it has a name for a reason it may contain metaphors or personification so can it be called extended personification ? Well probably only if you have personification in it then call it what ever you want
Answer: During the Battle of Marathon in Athens Greece, an Athenian messenger boy called Pheidippides ran 26 miles to announce to the rest of Athens the victory they achieved. The Athenians defeated a larger Persian force at the location of Marathon. At the end of the messenger Pheidippides run he dropped dead from exhaustion.
Today these long runs called "Marathons" held at places like New York include a distance of 26 miles.
Answer: It began in Marathon, Greece, back in ancient days. The legend focuses the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon (the namesake of the race) to Athens. He ran the distance between Marathon and Athens, dying upon arrival after exclaiming the Greeks had won the battle (circa 490 bce). When the ancient Greeks created the Olympic games, a reenactment of the race was included as a commemoration.