Hamlet, Part 3: Figurative Language and Allusions Assignment

What is being personified in this passage? fortune
What is the effect of Hamlet’s use of similes in this passage? It creates a feeling of greatness by comparing humans to divine beings.
Write two to three sentences in which you identify the type of figurative language Hamlet uses here and analyze its meaning and effects. Hamlet is using a metaphor to compare Denmark, his home, to a prison. This metaphor shows that, like someone in prison, Hamlet feels as if he is trapped and being watched all the time.

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