Julius Caesar

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Repetition & Parallelism


What reason can be inferred by the reader for Antony's use of repetition and parallelism throughout his funeral oration?

I. Antony is using the repetition of the words ambitious and honorable to ensure that the citizens fully understand the conspirators' reasons for killing Caesar.

II. Antony uses parallelism in his speech to provide himself a way to ask a rhetorical question and provide the answer he wants the Plebeians to hear.

III. Antony is utilizing the repetition of words to create doubt in the citizens' minds as he provides statements that contradict the meaning of the two words, ambitious and honorable.

IV. Antony uses parallelism to create balance within his speech.


Choice I


Choice III


Choices I, II only


Choices II, III only


Choices I,II, III, and IV