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The Quality of Mercy, from The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare, William. "The Merchant of Venice, Act Four, Scene One." The Merchant of Venice. N.p.: n.p., 1596. N. pag. Merchant of Venice: Entire Play. Web. 25 Aug. 2016.

What is rhetorically unusual about the line “’Tis mightiest in the mightiest” (line 5)?


“In the mightiest” is a prepositional phrase that contains the main subject.


“’Tis” is a pronoun with no antecedent.


“Mightiest” is used as both an adjective and a noun.


“The” is a definite article used to reference a specific person.


“In” is a preposition that signals a comparison.

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