Rinkacs Macbeth Act 3 Scenes 1-4 After-School Notes

“Hath rung night’s yawning peal” (3.2.48). This quote is an example of what literary device? personification
“Distinguishes the swift, the slow, the subtle” (3.1.108). This quote is an example of what literary device? alliteration
“It is concluded, Banquo, thy soul’s flight/If it find heaven, must find it tonight” (3.1.161-162). This quote is an example of what literary device? couplet
“Thou hast it now – king, Cawdor, Glamis, all/As the Wierd Women promised, and I fear/Thou played’st most foully for ‘t.” What does this quote say about Banquo? Banquo no longer trusts Macbeth. He thinks that he murdered Duncan
“My genius is rebuked, as it is said/Mark Antony’s was by Caesar.” This quote is an example of what literary device? allusion
“My genius is rebuked, as it is said/Mark Antony’s was by Caesar.” In this allusion, which character is Caesar and which is Marc Antony? Caesar: Macbeth (powerful)Marc Antony: Banquo (better man)
“Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown/And put a barren scepter in my grip.” This quote is an example of what literary devices? symbolism and metaphor
“Tis safer to be that which we destroy/Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.”This quote is an example of what literary devices? 1. paradox2. alliteration3. couplet4. antithesis
“Who did strike out the light?” This quote is an example of what literary device? symbolsim
“Who did strike out the light?” What is this quote (said by a murderer after Banquo dies) a symbol of? The darkness enveloping Scotland that increases after Banquo dies because he was a good man
“And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks/While mine are blanched with fear.” This quote is an example of what literary device? antithesis
Main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work (a universal idea) theme
“mental pictures” that readers experience with a passage of literature, the use of senses imagery
when an object has another meaning other than its literal meaning symbolism
ways that characters are represented by the narrator characterization
when the audience knows something the characters don’t dramatic irony
when actions have the opposite effects of what was intended situational irony
when what is said is the opposite of the intended meaning verbal irony
this takes something that we understand and compares it to a lesser known element metaphor
drawing parallels or comparisons between two unlike things using like/as simile
giving human qualities to inanimate objects personification
a verse of five metrical feet (10 syllables) that has a rhythmic pattern iambic pentameter
repeated consonant sound at the beginning of words alliteration
this is comprised of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter couplet
a figure of speech whereby the author refers to a subject matter by way of passing reference allusion
a seemingly contradictory statement that contains an element of truth paradox
rhetorical device in which opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect antithesis
How does Macbeth convince the men to kill Banquo? Macbeth tells the murderers that Banquo is the cause of their troubles
Why does Macbeth make sure Banquo will be at the banquet? Macbeth wants to kill Banquo to keep his crimes a secret
How do Macbeth and Lady Macbeth feel about becoming king and queen? 1. Both are miserable because they are constantly looking over their shoulders2. Deprived of eating and sleeping as a result of guilt and fear
How do images of light and darkness play out in the murder of Banquo? Banquo is seen as a light, and this light goes out when Banquo dies (nature is also disturbed)
Why does Macbeth see Banquo’s ghost? He is paranoid
What else would Macbeth rather be facing than Banquo? A bear, tiger, or rhino
Where is manhood challenged? 1. Lady Macbeth pressures Macbeth to kill Duncan2. Lady Macbeth chastises Macbeth during dinner3. When Banquo’s ghost disappears, Macbeth says “I am a man again”4. Macbeth bullies the murderers into killing Banquo
“I am in blood/Stepped in so far that should I wade no more/Returning were as tedious as go o’er.”What does this quote represent for the Macbeth’s? 1. The point of no return2. The power now shifts from Lady Macbeth to Macbeth

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