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.
+ Casca- “If the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him”
+ The Second Commoner-, “Why, sir, cobble you.”
+ Cassius- “Cassius is a wretched creature and must bend his body”
+ The Second Commoner- “I am, indeed, sir, a surgeon
to old shoes.”
+ Cassius- “As well as I do know your outward favour.”
+ Cassius- “Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.”
+ Marullus- “To hear the replication of your sounds made in her concave
+ 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”
+ “You know / it is / the feast / of Lup / er cal. /” – Marullus (pentameter)
+ “They van / ish tongue- / tied in / their guil / ti ness. /” – Flavius
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
power hungry, cares about the working class, sometimes has seizures, humble,
self-conscious of others.
person, determined, prideful, the public admires him, very powerful.
Cassius-powerful, does things without thinking, tricky, has a big ego,