Yr 10 Sem2 Macbeth quotes & literary devices

foreshadowing/foreboding able to predict the future or what is about to happen next
imagery visually descriptive or figurative language
metaphor comparing and identifying something with something else
simile comparison of one thing with another using ‘as’ and ‘like’
antithesis contrast of opposites or contrast between a good and bad thing
ambiguity more than one interpretation or a hidden underlined meaning
euphemism character has a more sinister meaning to what they are saying
irony the significance of a characters actions or words that is clear to the audience, but not to the unknown character.
symbolism the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
repetition repeating of a word within a sentence to secure emphasis
hyperbole character is saying something that is exaggerated and over the top.
onomatopoeia a word used to describe a sound
rhetorical question question where there is already a distinctive answer
poetry or prose a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural, non-rhythmic flow or structure
soliloquy character speaks to him or herself relating to their emotion and thoughts. easy way to tell the audience.
allusion cover the true meaning of something and giving the audience another view, vision or perception
stage craft the setting, props, makeup, costumes… within a show
example of euphemism “If it were done when t’is done, then t’wer well”, here, Macbeth is talking about murdering Duncan without actually stating it.
example of hyperbole “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”-lady macbeth
example of character ‘brave macbeth’
example of ambition “We have scorched the snake, not killed it”-macbeth
fear that macbeth may have committed regicide “I fear Thou played’st most foully for ‘t”-banquo
look like the innocent flower to hide ambition of becoming king “Look like th’ innocent flower,But be the serpent under ‘t.”-lady macbeth
bravery of macbeth “Till he unseam’d him from the nave to the chops,”
macbeth is too kind to commit murder “It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness”-lady macbeth
how willing lady macbeth is to get the throne that she is willing to kill a baby “And dash’d the brains out”-lady macbeth
bloody guilt on macbeths hands “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?”-macbeth
lady macbeth’s guilt imaging a spot of blood on her hands “Out, damn’d spot!”-lady macbeth
I have walked so far into this river of blood that even if I stopped now, it would be as hard to go back to being good as it is to keep killing people. “I am in blood Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.”-macbeth

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