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Marcus Brutus

Most high, most mighty, and most puissant Caesar

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Metellus, kneeling
Most high, most mighty, and most puissant Caesar,Anaphora
Metellus Cimber throws before thy seat
An humble heart.Synecdoche
Caesar
I must prevent thee, Cimber.
These couchings and these lowly courtesies
Might fire the blood of ordinary menSynecdoche
And turn preordinance and first decree
Into the law of children.
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Fates, we will know your pleasures

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Brutus
Fates, we will know your pleasures.Personification
That we shall die, we know, ’tis but the time,
And drawing days out, that men stand upon.
Casca
Why, he that cuts off twenty years of life
Cuts off so many years of fearing death.
Brutus
Grant that,
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Act 3
Scene 1
Line 109

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Romans, countrymen, and lovers

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Marcus Brutus
Romans, countrymen, and lovers,Exordium hear me for my
cause, and be silent, that you may hear. Believe me
for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor
that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom,
and awake your senses, that you may the better judge.Epanalepses & Isocolon

There is tears for his love;
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A word, Lucilius, How he receiv’d you; let me be resolv’d

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Marcus Brutus
A word, Lucilius,
How he receiv’d you; let me be resolv’d.
Lucilius
With courtesy and with respect enough,
But not with such familiar instances,
Nor with such free and friendly conference,
As he hath us’d of old.

When love begins to sicken and decay
It useth an enforced ceremony.
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There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats

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There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats;
For I am armed so strong in honesty
That they pass by me as the idle wind,
Which I respect not.
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Act 4
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Line 75

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Hear me, for I will speak

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Marcus Brutus
Hear me, for I will speak.
Must I give way and room to your rash choler?
Shall I be frighted when a madman stares?Pysma & Hendiadys

Cassius
O ye gods, ye gods, must I endure all this?Apostrophe & Epizeuxis
Marcus Brutus
All this?
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Do not presume too much upon my love

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Cassius
Do not presume too much upon my love,
I may do that I shall be sorry for.
Marcus Brutus
You have done that you should be sorry for.
There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats;
For I am arm’d so strong in honesty
That they pass by me as the idle wind,
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A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities

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Cassius
A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities;
But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.
Marcus Brutus
I do not, till you practice them on me.
Cassius
You love me not.
Marcus Brutus
I do not like your faults.
Cassius
A friendly eye could never see such faults.
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O Cassius, you are yokèd with a lamb

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O Cassius, you are yokèd with a lambMetaphor
That carries anger as the flint bears fire,
Who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark,
And straight is cold again.Simile

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There is a tide in the affairs of men

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There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
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Unhappy Fortune! The Plague in the Plays