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QUOTE TECHNIQUE: ANALYSIS

Sir, you have wrestled well, and


overthrown/More than your enemies
ROSALIND
BOLD STATEMENT: used as a METAPHOR to suggest
that she has fallen in love with Orlando
Thus must I from the smoke into the
smother;/From tyrant duke unto a tyrant
brother
ORLANDO
REPETITION: of tyrant creates an image of an
oppressing power hierarchy and, thus, a disrupted
natural order. Whilst the SIBILANCE emphasises
feelings of being overpowered and threatened
His horses are bred better..Shall keep your
hogs and eat husks with them?
ORLANDO
ALLITERATION AND METAPHOR: is used to highlight
the power struggles in the court, whilst the rhetorical
question is used for his brothers reflection
They say he is already in the forest of Arden,
and a many merry men with him; and there
they live like the old Robin Hood of England
CHARLES
Alliteration and allusion: draws attention to happiness
abundant in forest, expressing the idea that natural
settings as capable of hearing, nurturing, teaching and
restoring true values
if she be a traitor,/Why so am I ICONIC USE OF THE WORD TRAITOR: highlights the
notion of disconnection and mistrust, therefore,
highlighting Duke Fredricks barrier to their belonging
And wheresoever we went, like Juno's
swans,/Still we went coupled and inseparable.
CELIA
SIMILE: used as an image to represent their sisterly
bond
Devise with me how we may fly
CELIA
METAPHOR: evidences Celias optimistic outlook
regarding the freedom of the forest, making Rosalind
feel a sense of security despite their banishment. Thus,
this line clear shows their strong connection no matter
the circumstances. This idea is compounded in the line:
Now go we in content/To liberty and not to
banishment which highlights the idea that
relationships are more important than money and
materials
I never loved my brother in my life
OLIVER
DISSONANT LANGUAGE: evidences Orlandos barrier
to belonging to his rightful family and a clear lack of
connection between the brothers
My affection hath an unknown bottom, like the
bay of Portugal
ROSALIND
SIMILE AND PERSONIFICATION: reinforces Rosalinds
sincere, unbreakable and ongoing love for Orlando
Hath not old custom made this life more sweet
than that of painted pomp.here feel we but
the penalty of Adam.The seasons difference
as the icy fang
DUKE SENIOR
Alliteration: is used to describe the artificial
relationships in the court and, thus, contrasts this with
the harmony and healing associated with the forest
I like this place, and willingly could waste my
time in it
CELIA
METAPHOR: evidences her attachment to the forest,
reinforcing her connection to place
Here shall he see No enemy..but winter and
rough weather (All together here)
PERSONIFICATION: used to illustrate the freedom of
the forest in binary opposition to the chaos of the court
Be truly welcome hither
DUKE SENIOR
Inclusive language: evidences the sense of community
spirit in the forest. This idea is compounded in the line:
Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table
(DUKE SENIOR)
I would thou hadst been son to some man else;
The world esteemed thy father honourable/ But
I find him still mine enemy
DUKE FREDERICK
BLANK VERSE: and its rhythmic pattern highlights the
power struggles in the court after the disruption of the
natural order
the enemy of all your grace livesthis house is
but a butchery/abhor it, fear it, do not enter it
ADAM (to Orlando)
ALLITERATION AND METAPHOR: serves to highlight
the disillusioned hierarchy of the court
in this forestShall share the good of our
returned fortune
DUKE SENIOR
ALLITERATION: highlights the positive energy arising
from the restoration of the natural order
You and you no cross shall part
HYMEN
(at wedding R+O)
Biblical allusion: shows marriage is an expressions of
when partners truly belong the creation of an
ultimate bond
this is our life, exempt from public
hauntgood in everything
DUKE SENIOR (and merry men)
METAPHOR, ALLITERATION, RHYME: Suggests they
have learned from the harmonizing nature of the forest
and have brought these new values with them to the
court to make it a more peaceful and pleasant place
envious court PERSONIFICATION: highlights the bitter imbalance of
power within the court
you have trained me like a peasant,
obscuring and hiding from me all gentleman-
like
qualities.
ORLANDO
METAPHOR: evidences Olivers unjustly acts and
confining of his younger brother evidencing a barrier
to belonging