Merchant of Venice

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Why does the speaker repeat the words: 'the world thinks', 'I think' and 'tis thought'?

Shylock, the world thinks, and I think so too,

That thou but lead'st this fashion of thy malice

To the last hour of act; and then 'tis thought

Thou'lt show thy mercy and remorse more strange

Than is thy strange apparent cruelty;

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There is no specific reason for this repetition outside of the fact that this is the way Shakespeare writes, thus the term Shakespearian language.

You might translate this as "Shylock, everyone believes, as do I..........