Macbeth terms

chiasmus A parallel construction that inverse two terms. They are often contrary to one another
Apostrophe A direct address to an absent or abstract entity
anaphora repetition of the same construction in a series of clauses or phrases
metonym A term that that refers to another, related, thing
aside A character thinking out loud(it cannot be heard be heard by other characters)
soliloquy A speech spoken by one character when he/she is the only one on stage
monologue A long speech given by one character to another character when they are on stage
dramatic irony A literary device in which the reader’s understanding of events or individuals in the work is greater than the character’s
objective correlative A combinations of objects, a situation, a chain of events which evoke a particular emotion
implied metaphor A type of metaphor that compares to unlike things but does not mention one of them. It implies the comparison by using a word or phrase that describes the unmentioned term
symbol A symbol is a concrete object that represents an abstract concept
Chiasmus example Foul is fair and fair is foul(witches Act 1 scene 1)
Apostrophe example Stars hide your fires(Macbeth act 1 scene 4)
Anaphora Example Each new morn new widows howl,new orphans cry, new sorrows, strike heaven on the face(Macduff act 4 scene 3)
Metonym Example Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in my grip(Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1)
Aside Example This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, why hath it given me earnest success, commencing in truth.(Macbeth Act 1 scene 3)
Soliloquy Example Is this a dagger I see before me?The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.(Macbeth Act 2 scene 1)
Monologue Example Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since? And wakes it now, to look so green and pale at what did it so freely? From this time such account my love.(Lady Macbeth Act 1 scene 7)
Dramatic Irony Example This castle has a pleasant seat. The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses(Duncan Act 1 scene 6)
Objective Correlative Example If thou speak’st false, upon the next tree shall thou hang alive till famine cling thee(Macbeth Act 5 scene 5)
Implied Metaphor Example Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell(Malcolm Act 4 scene 3)(macbeth is implied as Lucifer)
Symbol Example Will all of great Neptune’s oceans wash this blood clean from my hands(Macbeth Act 2 scene 2) (Blood=murder)

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