Macbeth Act IV Figurative Language

“Days and nights…” (IV.I.7) Antithesis
“Like a hell broth boil and bubble” (IV.I.19) (2 answers) Simile/ Alliteration
“Something wicked this way comes” (IV.i.45) Foreshadowing
“Be bloody, bold…” (IV.i.79) Alliteration
“But yet I’ll make assurance double sure/And take a bond of fate” (IV.i.83-84) Personification
“Macbeth shall never vanquished be until/Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill/Shall come against him.” Internal rhyme
“Show his eyes and grieve his heart? Come like shadows, so depart.” (2 answers) Simile/Couplet
“Time thou anticipatest my dread exploits.” Apostrophe
“For the poor wren/The most diminutive of birds, will fight/Her young ones in the nest, against the owl.” (2 answers) Metaphor/Symbolism
“Fathered is he, and yet he is fatherless” Paradox
“Poor bird” Metaphor
“I doubt some danger does…” Alliteration
“What are these faces?” Apostrophe
“What you egg!/Young fry of treachery!” (2 answers) Metaphor/Pun
“Let us rather/Hold fast the mortal sword…” Symbolism
“To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb…” Allusion
“Angels are still bright, though the brightest fell” Paradox
“Those precious motives, those strong knots of love…” (2 answers) Metaphor/Assonance
“It [the country] weeps, it bleeds and each new gash is added to her wounds” (2 answers) Personification/Imagery
“…would be as a sauce/To make me hunger more…” Simile
…”summer-seeming lust, and it hath been the sword if our slain kings.” Alliteration
“Did Heaven look on…” Personification

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