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We have strict statutes and most biting laws

Duke
We have strict statutes and most biting lawsMetaphor
The needful bits and curbs to headstrong weeds,Metaphor
Which for this fourteen years we have let slip,
Even like an o'ergrown lion in a cave,
That goes not out to prey. Now, as fond fathers,
Having bound up the threat'ning twigs of birch,
Only to stick it in their children's sight
For terror, not to use, in time the rod
Becomes more mock'd than fear'd;Similes
so our decrees,
Dead to infliction, to themselves are dead,
And liberty plucks justice by the nose;Personification

The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart
Goes all decorum.

And liberty plucks justice by the nose;
The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart
Goes all decorum.

Friar Thomas
It rested in your Grace
To unloose this tied-up justiceMetaphor when you pleased,
And it in you more dreadful would have seemed
Than in Lord Angelo.
Duke
I do fear, too dreadful.
Sith ’twas my fault to give the people scope,
’Twould be my tyranny to strike and gall themAlliosis

For what I bid them do; for we bid this be done
When evil deeds have their permissive pass
And not the punishment.Alliteration & Personification
Therefore, indeed, my father,
I have on Angelo imposed the office,
Who may in th’ ambush of my name strike home,
And yet my nature never in the fight
To do in slander. And to behold his sway
I will, as ’twere a brother of your order,
Visit both prince and people. Therefore I prithee
Supply me with the habit, and instruct me
How I may formally in person bear
Like a true friar. More reasons for this action
At our more leisure shall I render you.Hyperbaton

Only this one: Lord Angelo is precise,
Stands at a guard with envy, scarce confesses
That his blood flows or that his appetite
Is more to bread than stone.Adynaton
Hence shall we see,
If power change purpose,Alliteration what our seemers be.
 They exit.