In Act IV Scene I: The comparisons that Antony and Octavius use (Lepidus to a donkey and a horse; the triumvirate to a bear) are examples of what figure of speech?

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At this stage of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the triumvirate is attempting to consolidate and organize their power in order to plan a campaign against Cassius and Brutus. They immediately begin totalk about who should live and who should die.

In this scene, Antony and Octavius are discussing Lepidus. Antony does not feel that Lepidus is worthy of an equal place in the triumvirate, so he makes several unflattering comparisons. When he says of Lepidus, “He...

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