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...and therefore think him as a serpent's egg
Which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous,
And kill him in the shell. (2.1.32-34)

What is the literary device used and the significance of Brutus' statement (above)?

A

This quote is an example of a metaphor; Brutus realizes the threats that Caesar is already posing and vows to put an end to it.

B

This quote is an example of a metaphor; Brutus realizes that Cassius is right and Caesar must die.

C

The quote is an example of a simile; Brutus realizes that instead of risking the negative outcome, they should kill Caesar and prevent anything from happening.

D

This quote is an example of a simile; Brutus realizes that Caesar is inherently bad, and they should go ahead and put a stop to his ambitious nature.

E

This quote is an example of imagery; Brutus is visualizing the benefits killing Caesar would have on himself.

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