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1. Find 2 puns, 2 metaphors, 2 similes, 3 images, and complete 2 scansions of sentences to check for iambic pentameter in Act 1 scenes 1-2 of Caesar.

Two Puns

+ Casca- “If the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him”

+ The Second Commoner-, “Why, sir, cobble you.”

Two Metaphors

+ Cassius- “Cassius is a wretched creature and must bend his body”

+ The Second Commoner- “I am, indeed, sir, a surgeon

to old shoes.”

Two Similes

+ Cassius- “As well as I do know your outward favour.”

+ Cassius- “Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.”

Three Images

+ Marullus- “To hear the replication of your sounds made in her concave shores?”

+ Cassius- “Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder”

+ Flavius- “These growing feathers pluck'd from Caesar's wing

Will make him fly an ordinary pitch”

Two Scansions

+ “You know / it is / the feast / of Lup / er cal. /” – Marullus (pentameter)

+ “They van / ish tongue- / tied in / their guil / ti ness. /” – Flavius (pentameter)

2. Who speaks in poetry? Who speaks in prose? Who speaks in blank verse? why?

The Royalty and Nobility speak in poetry, because they have the most education. The Plebeians and commoners speak in prose, because it is the most normal form of language. The main characters of the play speak in blank verse, because they have so many lines.

3. Identify at least 5 characteristics found in the characters of Caesar, Brutus, and Cassius

Caesar-not power hungry, cares about the working class, sometimes has seizures, humble, self-conscious of others.

Brutus-good person, determined, prideful, the public admires him, very powerful.

Cassius-powerful, does things without thinking, tricky, has a big ego, patriotic.

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