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Syntax in Julius Caesar

Syntax Examples in Julius Caesar:

Act V - Scene I

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"In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words...."   (Act V - Scene I)

This is an elegant chiasmus—reversal of words—by Antony. He turns Brutus’s own phrase around, calling to mind the “bad strokes” Brutus dealt to Caesar. Antony does not trust Brutus’s stated desire to talk rather than fight.

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