Bible Romans 13:12

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Hi there, can you helpt me analyzing this beautiful Bible quote? Its also being used in the video game Civilization V. I’m curius how many and which literary devices are in it. 

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”
— The Holy Bible: Romans, 13:12

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Yes, there are three literary devices used in this quote:


Night and darkness is a metaphor for the days of negligence and sleeping conscious, and light is a metaphor for the day of salvation.


The tone is didactic.


The sentences in each line are similar in grammar, structure, meaning and sound. The first two clauses are of same structure and length, likewise the third and fourth are of similar length and structure.

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