Macbeth Act 3 Figurative Language PT 2

Repetition “A light, a light!”
Repitition/Foreshadow “Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou mayst revenge.”
Alliteration/Irony “…..humble host…”
Simile “Whole as the marble, founded as the rock/As broad and general as the casing air.”
Alliteration/Irony/Pun “But now I am cabined, cribbed and confined…Banquo’s safe?”
Metaphor/Foreshadowing “There the grown serpent lies. The worm that’s fled Macbeth/Hath nature that in time will venom breed.”
Apostrophe/Parallel Structure “Avant
simile / alliteration “approach thou like the rugged Russian bear”
simile “…overcome us like a summer’s cloud”
contrast “…the natural ruby of your cheeks when mine is blanched with fear.”
recurrent theme “you lack the season of all natures, sleep”
foreshadow “We are yet but young in deed”
alliteration “How did you dare / to trade and traffice / The close contriver”
mythological reference / alliteration “Get you gone / And at the pit of Acheron / Meet me in the morning.”
parallel structure “your vessels…your spells.. / Your charms…”
foreshadow “Great business must be wrought ere noon.”
irony / alliteration “Banquo walked too late / Whom you may say, Fleance killed / For Fleance fled.”
irony “Was not that nobly done?” (Lennox refers to Macbeth’s swift retaliatory punishment, the killing of the 2 guards)
recurrent theme “…we may again / Give…sleep to our nighs…”
biblical reference / symbolism “Some holy angel / Fly to the court of England and unfold / His message ere he come…”(reference to forces of good)
“That swift blessing / May soon return to this our suffering country”

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