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“Thy life’s a miracle”: Act 4, Scene 6

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Which of Edgar’s rhetorical devices from Act 4, Scene 6 suggest that Gloucester’s life really is “a miracle”?

Select ALL that apply.

A

“Hadst thou been aught but gossamer, feathers, air, / So many fathom down precipitating, / Thou'dst shiver'd like an egg.”

B

“Ten masts at each make not the altitude / Which thou hast perpendicularly fell.”

C

“The shrill-gorged lark so far / Cannot be seen or heard.”

D

“Methought his eyes / Were two full moons; he had a thousand noses, / Horns whelk'd and waved like the enridged sea.”

E

“Bear free and patient thoughts.”