Today, counterfeit would be used to describe something as an exact copy of another item without the same value.
Counterfeit today means a copy. A copy which looks like of the original but is not really in the original.
Shakespeare calls the portrait a counterfeit which symbolizes that something which is a copy or which is not the original one. It is the mere representation of the original object. Hence, it can be concluded that there has been a shift in the meaning of the word but the main objective of the word remains the same.
when reagan refers to freedom in this passage, he uses repetition as a rhetorical device. repetition is when the same words or phrases are repeated few times to make an idea stronger and more unforgettable. in this case, when he talks about freedom, he starts the sentence whit this word followed by a verb in present simple and after an advantage of being free.
where is the passage at?