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Metaphor Analysis

The rings: The rings given to Bassanio and Gratiano by Portia and Nerissa, respectively, are metaphors for loyalty.  The fact that both men give the rings away seems disloyal, but they give them away out of loyalty to their friend Antonio, and so the metaphor is still evident.

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