What can be avoided

Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods?

Yet Caesar shall go forth, for these predictions

Are to the world in general as to Caesar.

Illeism is the practice of referring to oneself in the 3rd person. It is a literary device that was commonly used by Shakespeare in his plays, as illustrated above in an excerpt from Julius Caesar. The origin of the word comes from the combination of the latin word ille which means "that one over there" and -ism.

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