What are some examples of figures of speech and sound devices used in William Shakespeare's Othello? Can you give specific references?
Figurative language is often divided into categories, including figures of thought (sometimes called tropes) and figures of speech based on either sonic or syntactic patterns. During the Renaissance, handbooks and manuals on figurative language, either in the form of stand-alone works or extended sections in more general textbooks, proliferated and were taught in the schools, and thus it is highly probable that Shakespeare would have been acquainted with them. Some of the best known included George Puttenham's The Arte of English Poesie, Roger Ascham's The...
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