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Close Reading Practice: Comparing Cassius's Relationship with Brutus

Act I
Act IV
Diction (Word choice): Which words stand out to you? Consider colors, movements, other descriptive words, etc

Imagery/ figurative language: What images do you see? What examples of figurative language are employed?

Tone/mood: What is the tone/mood of the passage? Which words and images convey this to you?

So what? What does this speech reveal about Cassius’ relationship to Brutus? What does he want from Brutus at the time of each speech?

Additional Points