Macbeth Quiz III

parallelism refers to the use of similar or identical arrangements of words, sentences, paragraphs, grammar structures, or ideas; used for emphasis
metaphor a figure of speech that imaginatively identifies one thing with another in order to imply a comparison.
plot the series of events that occur during the course of the play
crisis the point in the story where the conflict reaches is greatest suspense; usually it is also the turning point in the play.
example of parallelism Lady Macbeth: “‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy/Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.”Macbeth: “Better be with the dead,/ Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace,/Than on the torture of the mind to lie/In restless ecstacy.”
example of metaphor “There the grown serpent lies; the worm that’s fled/Hath nature in time will venom breed,/No teeth for th’ present.”
example of crisis Macbeth’s plan to do away with both Banquo and Fleance fails, which means the prophecy can still come true.

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