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  • Personification
  • This is personification because the characters from Julius Caesar are giving a sickness human characteristics such as saying that this sickness can "fall."
  • Metaphor
  • This is a metaphor because Caesar is being compared​ to a venenous snake who can harm others is something is not done on time in order to stop it.
  • Hyperbole
  • This is a hyperbole because, it is explicating that women are sad, however, in an exaggerated way, by saying that they are " melting."
  • No, Caesar hath not it; but you, and I,/ and honest Casca, we have the falling sickness. (I, ii, 255-6)
  • Metaphor
  • And therefore think him as a serpent's egg which, hatch'd, would, as his kind, grow mischiveous, and kill him in the shell. (II, i, 32-34)
  • Similie
  • This is a similie because it is saying that from the moment that you decide to do something bad everything feels unreal, like a horrible dream.
  • The melting spirits of women, then, countrymen, what need we any spur but our own cause to prick us to redress? (II. i. 120-147)
  • Personification
  • This is personification because the characters from Julius​ caesar are giving the day human traits, such as being "raw" like meat.
  • But 'tis a common proof / That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, / Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; / But when he once attains the utmost round, / He then unto the ladder turns his back, / Looks into the clouds, scorning the base degrees / By which he did ascend. (II, i, 21-7)
  • This is a metaphor because a man who is climbing a ladder​ is being compared to a man who is receiving power.
  • Between the acting of a dreadful thing and the earth motion, all the interim is like a phantasma or a hideous thing. (I, ii, 63- 65)
  • It is not your health thus commit your weak condition to the raw, cold morning. ( I, ii, 238- 239)
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