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Julius Caesar

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Empty Commitment

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There are no tricks in plain and simple faith;
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
Make gallant show and promise of their mettle; (4.2.23-25)

What is the significance of and what literary device is best represented in the above quote?

A

Metaphor; the quote is stating that a friend is someone who should be trusted as they would never try to undercut the other person.

B

Simile; the quote is stating that many times a person thinks something sounds great and is excited to carry out a plan, yet they are shallow in their promises.

C

Personification; the quote is stating that a man is often hollow, feeling nothing and no need to hold up their end of a promise.

D

Metonymy; the quote is stating that men often say one thing but mean another or do another; this often results in broken promises.

E

None of the choices are applicable