Annotation of Act 1 Scene 1

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the word "visitation" has multiple meanings, many of which could simultaneously apply here: a social visit, a formal state visit or inspection, or an affliction, a divine curse, punishment/vengeance--playing into the plague imagery and foreshadowing Leontes' wrath towards Polixenes
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the visitation
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Act 1 Scene 1

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