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Julius Caesar

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What literary device is being used and what is implied by Brutus when he tells Cassius, "You shall digest the venom of your spleen"? (4.3.49)

A

Personification; Brutus is implying that Cassius has a disease that will be fatal.

B

Simile; Brutus is implying that Cassius is a very clever person and hides his true intentions internally as a snake conceals its venom.

C

Metaphor; Brutus is implying that Cassius has an inner evil that will eventually overtake his shred of goodness.

D

Choices A and C

E

All choices are applicable