Monologue or soliloquy) from Cymbeline

Choose one speech (monologue or soliloquy) from Cymbeline and, in an essay of 600-800 words, explicate it. Analyze formal features such as rhythm, rhyme, word choice, imagery, metrical effects (or sentence structure in the case of prose), or whatever techniques you happen to notice, and explain the effect each of these has. How do these features work together to develop the speech’s meaning or theme? And/or how do they work against each other, creating tensions or questions around whatever it is the speech is “about”? How does the speech itself work with or against its dramatic context?

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