In Julius Caesar, what devices does Antony use in his speech to the mob in order to instigate them against the murderers?

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Antony appeals to the emotions of the crowd largely through repetition, and, to some extent, irony. When he reiterates the statement that "Brutus is an honourable man," it's evident in context that he means the opposite. If someone has to keep saying the same thing over and over, most people would question its validity: it is the classic "protesting too much" phenomenon referred to by another Shakespeare character in another play. Antony's point is that Brutus is a phony—that the high-sounding words the man spoke just five minutes earlier were actually a cover for an indefensible act. The repetitions continue in Antony's rhetorically asking "was Caesar in this ambitious" as he lays out one piece of evidence after another that this is not the way Caesar was.

Antony weeps openly when he says his heart is in the coffin with Caesar. We know, and the crowd must sense as well, that his emotion is genuine. Yet it is again overlaid with irony in his saying he does not wish to read the will. This...

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