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Purpose of 3 Rhymes

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The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Kyd

The rhetorical purpose of the three rhymes “just / trust,” (lines 10 and 11), “day / may” (lines 22 and 23), and “it is not so / Hieronimo” (lines 24) can be inferred to be as follows:

A

The rhyme keeps the reader reading by providing audible pleasure.

B

The rhyme provides end marks to important soliloquies.

C

The rhyme creates emphasis on Hieronimo’s miserable situation.

D

The rhyme provokes a comic tone in the midst of a tragic situation.

E

The rhyme suggests that justice and resolution will be found.