William Shakespeare Figurative Language Identifications

Topics: Irony, Literary consonance, Literary technique Pages: 2 (288 words) Published: December 17, 2012
Figurative Language Identifications
1) Simile
“…How like a deer, strucken by many princes,
Dost thou here lie!”
-Antony (Act III, Scene I) 2) Setting
“…Who to Philippi here consorted us.”
-Cassius (Act V, Scene I) 3) Personification
“O conspiracy,
Sham’st thou to show thy dang’rous brow by night,
When evils are most free? O, then by day
Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough
To mask thy monstrous visage? Seek none.”
-Brutus (Act V, Scene V) 4) Mood
“Another general shout?
I do believe that these applauses are
For some new honors that are heaped on Caesar.”
-Brutus (Act I, Scene II)
5) Metaphor
“Truly, sir, all that I live by is with
the awl.
-Second Commoner (Act I, Scene I) 6) Verbal Irony
“And Brutus is an honorable man”
-Antony (Act III, Scene II) 7) Alliteration
“What trade, thou knave? Thou naughty
knave, what trade?
-Marullus (Act I, Scene I) 8) Apostrophe
“Seldom he smiles and smiles, and smiles in such a sort
As if he mocked himself and scorned his spirit
That could be moved to smile at anything.”
-Caesar (Act I, Scene II)

9) Assonance
“Pardon me Julius! Here wast thou bayed, brave hart;
Here didst thou fall; and here thy hunters stand,”
-Antony (Act III, Scene I) 10) Consonance
“”Brutus, thou sleep’st. Awake, and see thyself!
Shall Rome, etc. Speak, strike, redress!””
-Brutus (Act II, Scene I) 11) Dramatic Irony
“Stop then and wash. How many ages hence
Shall this our...
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