What formal or linguistic devices are used in “The Secret Miracle” to create the illusion of time prolonging? Elaborate.

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1. As a novel, Dom Casmurro is less about the triangular affair Bento-Capitu-Escobar than about how to narrate this affair. If this premise is correct, please explain why adultery as a moral fall becomes secondary for Machado de Assis.

2. What formal or linguistic devices are used in “The Secret Miracle” to create the illusion of time prolonging? Elaborate.

3. Both Machado de Assis (e.g. Shakespeare’s Othello and its operatic version; Montaigne: see Chapter 68; the Bible) and Jorge Luis Borges (Parmenides, Maimonides, Ibn Ezra, etc.) rely on literary, philosophical, and biblical sources to advance the narrator’s argument. Explain. What effect does intertextuality have in these two narratives?

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