Julius Caesar Figurative Language Project

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  • Metaphor
  • “You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!” (1.1.36).
  • Pun
  • Apostrophe
  • “That every like is not the same, O Caesar, The heart of Brutus earns to think upon” (2.4.128-29).
  • Here, Marullus uses a metaphor to compare the Romans to blocks and stones. He does this to allow the reader to understand that noble Romans have a very low opinion of the plebs.
  • Anaphora
  • Here, Cassius uses comic relief to create a pun. He plays n the word life and relates it to himself. The play on life and his word choice allows for a pun to be created.
  • Soliloquy
  • "Think of this life; but, for my single self, I had as lief not be as live to be in awe of such a thing as myself" (1.2.100-2).
  • Here, Brutus uses an apostrophe to address Caesar while conversing with others. This dramatic switch from one subject to another clearly represents an apostrophe.
  • Extras:
  • All of these quotes were taken from the online version of the play. Jake Michalski Period 1
  • Here, Marullus uses an anaphora to explain how he feels and questions the citizens in Rome. He repeats the phrase and do you now at the beginning of three sentences and states them all as questions. His use of repetition and word choice clearly make this an anaphora.
  • "And do you now put on your best attire? And do you now cull out a holiday? And do you now strew flowers in his way...." (1.1.53-55).
  • Here, Brutus uses a soliloquy to explain his affection and friendship for Caesar. He also expresses his desire to be rid of him for the good of Rome. The fact that he is talking to himseld makes this a soliloquy.
  • "It must be by his death. And for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general..." (2.1.10-34).
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