What are some rhetorical devices used in Act 5, Scene 2, Lines 28-49 of Titus Andronicus?

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This is an example of personification, metaphor, and hyperbole.

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In this passage from act 5, scene 2 of Titus Andronicus, Tamora, Empress of Rome and mortal enemy of Titus, pretends to be the spirit of Revenge, and the devices present here include personification, metaphor, irony, and hyperbole.

Tamora's first rhetorical device is that of personification, with the unusual addition that she not only describes Revenge as a person, but presents herself as that person. Rape and Murder are personified later in the same passage, first by Tamora, who describes the two as miscreants running for cover, unable to escape from Revenge, then by Titus, who allocates these personae to the Empress's two sons.

Tamora also describes Titus's mind as a "gnawing vulture." This is a metaphor, and an appropriate one, since Titus's mind certainly feeds on death. There is also dramatic irony in this image, since the appetite of a gnawing vulture would be eased by more carrion, which the Empress is unknowingly to provide in the shape of her sons. Finally, Titus employs the device of hyperbole when he says to Tamora that he will "whirl along with thee about the globe." This shows the grandiose nature of his plans.

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