Figurative Language Quotes in Macbeth

simile “This is the sergeant Who like a good and hardy soldier fought’Gainst my captivity.”
simile “Doubtful it stood; As two spent swimmers, that do cling together And choke their art.”
simile As thick as hail came post with post
simile But like a man he died
metaphor Kind gentlemen, your pains, Are register’d, where every day I turn The leaf to read them.
metaphor I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people, Which would be worn now in their newest gloss
metaphor Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stage
personification My gashes cry for help
personification I think our country sinks beneath the yoke; It weeps, it bleeds
personification Our castle’s strengthWill laugh a siege to scorn
hyperbole, allusion Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?
hyperbole Thy crown does scar mine eye-balls
hyperbole Let us seek out some desolate shade, and there, Weep our sad bosoms empty
hyperbole This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongues
alliteration And yet wouldst wrongly win
alliteration After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well
alliteration To doff their dire distresses
symbol blood
symbol water
symbol animals
symbol weather
paradox Fair is foul, and foul is fair
paradox That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold;What hath quenched them hath given me fire
allusion why should I play the Roman fool and die on mine own sword
ambition macbeth’s tragic flaw
dramatic irony This castle hath a pleasant seat
hubris macbeth’s greed and ambition
aside The prince of cumberland! That is step on which I must fall down or else o’erleap
aside If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without my stir

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