What examples of repetition, similes, flattery, and use of anecdotes can be found within William Shakespeare's play Henry V (Act 3, scenes 1 and 2)?

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William Shakespeare uses a variety of motifs and devices in Act 3, scenes 1 and 2 of his play Henry V. Among such features of these scenes are examples of repetition, similes, flattery, and the use of anecdotes. Instances of each of these aspects of the scenes include the following:


  • In the very first line of scene 1, Henry proclaims,

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more (emphasis added)

  • Later, he shouts, “On, on, you noblest English.”
  • Bardolph enters scene two shouting,

On, on, on, on, on! to the breach, to the breach!

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