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Valor

Tinker, Soldier, Broker, Bridegroom

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Most metaphors are obvious, as when Buckingham speaks of Cardinal Wolsey in Henry VIII:

This butcher’s cur is venomed-mouthed, and I
Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore best
Not wake him in his slumber.” 

But Shakespeare sometimes more subtly invoked metaphor through the selective choice of vocabulary. 
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Little Helen, farewell

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Parolles
Little Helen, farewell. If I can remember
thee, I will think of thee at court.
Helen
Monsieur Parolles, you were born under a
charitable star.
Parolles
Under Mars, I.Hyperbaton & Ellipsis
Helen
I especially think under Mars.

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
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O, that we now had here But one ten thousand

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Westmoreland
O, that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England
That do no work today.

All things are ready if our minds be so.

King Henry
What’s he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin.
If we are marked to die, we are enough
To do our country loss;
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In a false quarrel there is no true valor

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In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
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Act 5
Scene 1

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