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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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And Again, Bottom Misuses Some Words

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Synesthesia is a figure of speech that combines images related to two or more of the five senses when describing an object or sensation. This literary device shows up in the following lines where Bottom tries to describe his dream:

....The eye
of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not
seen, man's hand is not able to taste. (4.1.206)

What is the effect of using synesthesia in this speech?

A

It emphasizes the effects of the fairy love potion on its victims' minds and memories.

B

It emphasizes that even in his confusion, Bottom is still able to make jokes for the audience.

C

It emphasizes Bottom's lower social station as a Mechanical and not a noble.

D

It emphasizes Bottom's confusion about the events of the night.

E

It emphasizes Bottom's lack of intelligence for a mocking effect.