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The lines "I have seen roses damasked, red and white, / But no such roses see I in her cheeks; / And in some perfumes is there more delight / Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks" employ a humor device. Identify the device used and discuss its effect on the meaning and tone of the poem.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I think this is Hyperbole?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement or claim not meant to be taken literally. Perhaps it might be verbal irony, which is irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning. I think verbal irony would be your best bet.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yeah I was thinking either Hyperbole or Verbal Irony but I just couldn't decide, but thank you so much. I will decide to go with Verbal Irony and write my essay with that one! :)

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