posted by Aaron on .
I was wondering if you could help me find literary devices in this passage in "Othello" by Shakespeare:
"My noble father,
I do perceive here a divided duty:
To you I am bound for life and education;
My life and education both do learn me
How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;
I am hitherto your daughter: but here's my husband,
And so much duty as my mother show'd
To you, preferring you before her father,
So much I challenge that I may profess
Due to the Moor my lord."
This is essentially written in iambic pentameter, and there's alliteration in the second line ("divided duty"), but that's about all I see. Well, you might hear some assonance inn the last line, but it depends on your pronunciation. I see no similes, metaphors, or much of anything, unless you want to make something out of the word "bound" (as if she is literally tied to first her father and then her husband).
I see Characterization used in the description of him as lord of duty, and the mother showing duty in the end.