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After Caesar is assassinated, the idealistic Brutus feels that he must  explain why Caesar has been killed and, thus, removed as ruler of  Rome. His is a speech well-prepared, utilizing logic and various  rhetorical devices. But, Brutus speaks too much of himself and  distances himself from his audience:                        By your pardon: I will myself into the pulpit first  And show the reason of our Caesar's death. Most characteristic of Brutus's speech is  chiasmus , a rhetorical  device in which phrases are repeated in reverse order with the same  or modified form. For example, the famous explanation of Brutus on  why he slay Caesar contains this rhetorical element, as Brutus  appeals to the  logic  of his audience. Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more, Also employed by Brutus is  antithesis
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