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Have you climbed up the walls and battlements,
To tow'rs and windows, yea, to chimney tops. (1.1.40-41)

How can you best describe the anachronistic mention of chimney tops in the quote above?


The anachronism contributes to the realism of the setting.


The anachronism uses the architecture of ancient Rome to build a strong sense of place.


The anachronism was likely an oversight on Shakespeare's part.


The anachronism helps explain the gender dynamics in this play.


Chimney tops are not anachronistic to this play.

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