Explain how language and stylistic choices contribute to the theme and the tone of the passage. Describe its versification and what it tells. (king Lear Sytistic Commentary) The fragment corresponds to the lines since: "Storm still. Enter Lear and Fool. Lear. Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!" to "Lear. No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing."  You can find the whole fragment here: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/lear/lear.3.2.html Thanks a lot for your extraordinary help!

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The tone of the passage reflects King Lear's detest of both the raging storm and Lear's anger at his daughters. Here, Lear does not feel like being considerate of powers stronger then he (nature). Instead, he solidifies his intent to show his own power over all by challenging nature.

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