If you call me Jephthah, my lord, I have a daughter that I love passing well.

If you said so, then I said so. . .
If then, so then.
In a way, this sentence is an imaginative proposition. Or rather, it is the transformation of an indirect metaphor to a direct one – or perhaps the clarification of one. As in, if you’ve cast me as Hamlet, I have recently lost my father. As in, if you call me Maria, you will have a problem like me or it is the most beautiful sound you’ve ever heard or you gather in a crowd below my window to shout it.
As in, if you call me Polonius, I have a daughter who will not survive to the end of this play.

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