Identify figure of speech in Act 3 Scene 3 Lines 250- 480 ?
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Some figures of speech in these lines:
- Around Line 261, Shakespeare uses a metaphor when Othello refers to Desdemona as a falcon -- jesses are straps for tying down falcons.
- At line 266 -- the phrase "vale of years" is a metaphor as well.
- At line 270 he uses hyperbole. Presumably he is exaggerating when he says he'd rather be a toad then what he is.
- At line 275, he uses a simile -- he compares his destiny as an important person to some other unavoidable thing "like death."
I'm sure there are others but those are some that I see.