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Thrift, thrift, Horatio

Thrift, thrift, Horatio.Epizeuxis The funeral baked meats
Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.Alliteration
Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven
Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio!
My father—methinks I see my father.

He was a man. Take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.

Where, my lord?
In my mind’s eye, Horatio.Synecdoche
I saw him once. He was a goodly king.
He was a man. Take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.Consonance

My lord, I think I saw him yesternight.
Saw who?
My lord, the King your father.
The King my father?Anapodoton
Season your admiration for a while
With an attent ear, till I may deliverSynecdoche
Upon the witness of these gentlemen
This marvel to you.
For God’s love, let me hear!
Two nights together had these gentlemen,
Marcellus and Barnardo, on their watch,
In the dead waste and middle of the night,Hendiadys
Been thus encountered: a figure like your father,
Armed at point exactly, cap-à-pie,
Appears before them and with solemn march
Goes slow and stately by them.Alliteration & Hendiadys
Thrice he walked
By their oppressed and fear-surprisèd eyes
Within his truncheon’s length, whilst they, distilled
Almost to jelly with the act of fear,Adynaton

Stand dumb and speak not to him. This to me
In dreadful secrecy impart they did,
And I with them the third night kept the watch,
Where, as they had delivered, both in time,
Form of the thing (each word made true and good),
The apparition comes. I knew your father;
These hands are not more like.Hyperbaton

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