A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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What are four literary devices used in the play A Midsummer Night's Dream? I need the act, scene, and line number for these.

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Shakespeare uses rich language in his plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream. The following are just a few examples of literary devices in the text.

I am your spaniel, and, Demetrius,

The more you beat me I will fawn on you (2.1)

This is a metaphor, as Helena compares herself to a spaniel. She says she is loyal and will follow Demetrius the way a dog would follow its master no matter what. She is trying to tell him that he cannot chase her away, no matter how mean he is to her.

Vile thing, let loose,

Or I will shake thee from me like a serpent (3.2)

Lysander says this to Hermia when he is entranced. Hermia is his love, but under the spell he is entranced by Helena. He tells Hermia to let him go, using alliteration in "let loose" and a simile comparing her to a snake that he will shake off.

The story shall be changed:

Apollo flies and Daphne holds the chase (2.1)

Helena makes an allusion to the myth of Apollo and Daphne. She tells us the story will be different; instead of Apollo chasing Daphne, the...

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