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Macbeth literary terms
Transcript of Macbeth literary terms
Second witch - "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!"
Third witch - "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!" -Act 1. Sc.3 (pg.17) The three witches are chanting Macbeth's name calling him king of Glamis, King of Cawdor and the last one even states that he will soon be king. So they are basically indicating the future. Imagery - visually descriptive or figurative meaning Macbeth- "Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my had? Come let me clutch thee." -Act 2. Sc 1. (pg. 51) The dagger that Macbeth is claiming he sees isn't really a dagger it is his mind telling him that it is time to kill King Duncan. Good/Evil - refers to the location on a linear spectrum of objects, desire or behaviors; the good derection being morally positive, and the evil direction morally negative. First witch- "When shall we meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in the rain? -Act 1. Sc.1 (pg.7) The book starts by introducing the three witches and when you think about witches you never think to positive about them. The witches are evil and you can tell from the setting of the three weather patterns they used; thunder, lighting, and rain. Verbal Irony - statements that imply a meaning in opposition to their literal meaning. Banquo- "All is well, I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters. To you they have showed some truth."
Macbeth- "I think not of them ..." -Act 2. Sc.1 (pg.51) Macbeth lies to Banquo when he says he thinks not of them when actually he does. Banquo was right when he states that the witches show truth to Macbeth. All witches-"Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air. -Act.1 Sc.1 (pg.7) Syntax - the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. This phrase is one of shakes spears most famous phrases because of the word displacement. resources Shakespeare, William, and Eugene M. Waith. The Tragedy of Macbeth;. New Haven: Yale UP, 1954. Print.