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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Act 2, Scene 2, 32-37
Analysis Key

     Nesbit splits this in two in her "Quotations from Shakespeare," (See: 32-33 and 34-37.) The copy of her text has a semicolon, instead of a comma, after "fear," and a comma after "come." I have followed The Norton Shakespeare Based on the Oxford Edition, N.Y., 1997, p. 1553. 

Cowards die many times [NuA] {before their deaths}; |

The valiant never taste {of death} {but once} [#1]. |

{Of all the wonders} [Adj. to "wonders" that I yet have heard],

It seems {to me} most strange (PA) [Del Subject that men should fear [#2],

Seeing [#3] [DO of "Seeing" that death, a necessary end [#4],

Will come [Adv. to "will come" when it will come]]]. |

1. The "but once" phrase functions as an adverb to "never."
2. The implied (ellipsed) direct object is "death."
3. "Seeing" is a gerundive to "men."
4. "End" is an appositive to "death."