Who this had seen, with tongue in venom steeped ‘Gainst Fortune’s state would treason have pronounced.

This sentence feels the most like A Line of Verse. It’s metrically so regular and all the inversions make it feel very VERSE-y. It’s also interestingly removed from the emotion that’s otherwise coursing through this speech. It almost feels like a pause in the destruction of Troy, like the verse takes a second to step away from bloody warrior, beheaded King and crying Queen.
And that’s mirrored in the content, too, I guess. Asking who could see this and not want to shout at Fortune is also a step away from the action.


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