Hermia Act 1 Quotes

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Act 1 Quotes
|1.) |This quote has a metaphor in the first line. The effect of the |
|“To you your father should be as a god; |metaphor is to show how powerful a father is. The father’s power is |
|One that composed your beauties, yea, and one |shown lines 49-51, where it says a father is your maker, and he can |
|To whom you are but as a form in wax |either make you or break you. If you are not obedient to your father,|
|By him imprinted and within his power |he has the power to destroy you. |
|To leave the
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In line 131, Lysander compares |
|LYSANDER |Hermia’s cheeks to roses, saying her cheeks are so pale. Hermia also |
|How now, my love! why is your cheek so pale? |replies with a metaphor saying her roses, or cheeks, need rain which
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|But herein mean I to enrich my pain, | |
|To have his sight thither and back again.” | |
|(I, I, 252-257) | |
|4.) |This quote also contains a metaphor in line 110. A soul is not |
|“Demetrius, I’ll avouch it to his head |something you can win, but Lysander says it to show how evil Demetrius|
|Made love to Nedar’s daughter, Helena, |is. Alliteration is used in line 111 to create the effect of harsh |
|And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes, |speaking. The repeated sound of ‘d’ makes it sound like he is adding |
|Devoutly, dotes, dotes in idolatry, |extra emphasis.

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