How Does Antony Use Figurative Language In Julius Caesar
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In the play Julius Caesar, Brutus gave a compelling speech to try to justify the murder of Caesar. He did a outstanding job and seemed to win the crowd over with his words. However, he made a grievous mistake of allowing Antony to give a speech. Antony’s speech was extremely persuasive and powered by hyperboles, repetition, and, most importantly, metaphors. Therefore, Antony’s speech was able to win over the crowd and turn them against Brutus and the conspirators. Antony used figurative language in the very beginning of his speech to help get the crowd’s attention. The opening speech included a hyperbole that really intrigued the people in the crowd and caused to to really listen to what he had to say. He said, “lend me your ears”.