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For the following quote, give an interpretation and list any literary devices utilized:...

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jwessl | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted February 21, 2007 at 11:14 AM via web

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For the following quote, give an interpretation and list any literary devices utilized: "He jests at scars that never felt a wound."

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lmillerm | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted February 21, 2007 at 2:15 PM (Answer #1)

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My individual interpretation of this quote is that Mecutio is "picking" at Romeo's relationship with Rosaline. The failure of that relationship hurt Romeo and may have left an "impact," but it wasn't deep enough to injure him permanently (to create a wound).
The only literary device I can see is that of personification: scars/felt

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