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"If I live to be as old as Sibylla, I will die as chaste as Diana, unless I be obtained by the manner of my father's will..." (lines 101-103)

Allusion

Allusion

a reference to something in literature, history, mythology, religious texts, etc. considered common knowledge

"Mark you this, Bassanio, the devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart: O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath! (lines 93-98)

Simile

Simile

a figure of speech in which two seemingly unlike things are compared. The comparison is made explicit by the use of like or as.

" I will go before, sir. Mistress, look out at window, for all this: There will come a Christian boy, will be worth a Jewess' eye. (lines 40-43)

Dramatic Irony

Dramatic Irony

When the audience of a work knows information that one or more of the characters does/do not.

"... Never so rich a gem was set in worse than gold..." (lines 54-55)

Metaphor

Metaphor

a figure of speech which makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things (without the use of like or as)

"Why, that's the lady; all the world desires her;

Hyperbole

Hyperbole

an exaggeration for emphasis or humorous effect

"I think they call the place; a very dangerous flat and fatal, where the carcasses of many a tall ship lie buried, as they say, if my gossip Report be an honest woman of her word. (lines 4-7)

Personification

Personification

a figure of speech in which human qualities are given to an animal, object, or abstract concept.

"I'll have my bond; I will not hear thee speak: I'll have my bond; and therefore speak no more.

Repetition

Repetition

A literary device used to make words or thoughts clearer of to place greater emphasis on what is being said

Deus Ex Machina

an unexpected act or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel