Martial, Epigrams 5.34

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What techniques does Martial use in line 1?
In line 1 Martial puts the girl at both the beginning and end of the line. in between the girl he puts "Fronto father and mother Faccilla". He places this in a chiastic arrangement (a-b-b-a) which adds more emphasis.
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What technique does Martial use in line 4 and why?
Martial uses pentametre in line 4. this could be trying to sound like a dog barking, as he is dicussing the "montrous mouths of the dog"
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How does Martial make a visual image opf protection in line 7?
The girl's "old protectors" guard either side of her.
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How does Martial make this such a vivid poem?
Strong description ; Contrast; poignant detail; imagery
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Example of strong description
"oraque prodigiosa" - mosturos mouths
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Example of contrast
"harsh turf" "soft bones"
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Example of poignant detail
6 days off her sixth birthday
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Example of imagery (sound)
"lisping mouth" - hear her talking and dog barking
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What technique does Martial use in line 4 and why?

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Martial uses pentametre in line 4. this could be trying to sound like a dog barking, as he is dicussing the "montrous mouths of the dog"

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How does Martial make a visual image opf protection in line 7?

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How does Martial make this such a vivid poem?

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Example of strong description

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