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These lines come from Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare. In this literary work, Julius Caesar says “Friends, countrymen, lend me your ears.” These lines are an example of sarcasm and the repetition of this phrase completely oppose the literal meaning of the phrase. Sarcasm is the use of irony to mock or convey contempt and also create humor. These lines come from As I Walked One Evening by W. H. Auden. In this literary work, W.H. Auden says “I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you Till China and Africa meet, And the river jumps over the mountain And the salmon sing in the street, I’ll love you till the ocean. Is folded and hung up to dry.” These lines are an example of hyperbole, since the author really exaggerated, because it is impossible to love someone from China to Africa. Hyperbole is when exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. These lines come from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. In this literary work, Jane Austen says “She is tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me.” These lines are an example of verbal

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