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What are the figure of speeches used in sonnet 130?

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anubhi | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM via web

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What are the figure of speeches used in sonnet 130?

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tupshee | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 4, 2012 at 2:46 PM (Answer #1)

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The most prominent figure of speech in this poem are the antithetical similes and metaphors. Rather than comparing two things in a positive way, Shakespeare offers a sort of parody by contrasting things in a negative way. Consider even the first line as an example.

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