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Julius Caesar act 1 questions (puns, images, sanctions)
Andrew Kokanoutranon


1. Find 2 puns, 2 metaphors, 2 similes, 3 images, and complete 2 scansions of sentences to check for iambic pentameter in Act 1 scenes 1-2 of Caesar

Puns: 1. Cobbler – a person who repairs shoes or a person is clumsy
2. Soul – the soul of a person or a the sole of a shoe

Metaphors: “These growing feathers pluck'd from Caesar's wing will make him fly an ordinary pitch” and “And honest Casca, we have the falling sickness”

Similes: “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves” and “And all the rest look like a chidden train.”

Images: “Raining fire,” “the Breast of heaven,”

Scansions: “I will do so: till then, think of the world,” and “Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home.”

2. Who speaks in poetry? Who speaks in prose? Who speaks in blank verse? why?

The cobbler speaks in poetry, Brutus speaks in prose, and Antony speaks in blank verses because these styles create more drama and makes the character unique.

3. Identify at least 5 characteristics found in the characters of Caesar, Brutus, and Cassius.

Caesar – Dreamer, superstitious, ambitious, acts better than others, corrupt

Brutus – Wants honor, hubris, corrupted by Cassius, easily persuaded

Cassius – Scheming, duplicitous, power hungry, wants the best for the society

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