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Literary Devices in Macbeth
Transcript of Literary Devices in Macbeth
Irony used to involve the reader.
In Act I, Scene iii, “All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter.”
ironic because it was true, but didn't turn out how Macbeth expected it to.
Helps ready become emotional involved.
“his silver skin laced with his golden blood” (2,2,102)
sets a tone of gore and horror
Used to express the imagery, tone, and set the mood.
“The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures. ‘Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil.” Act 2, scene 2: lines 52-54
“Fair is foul and foul is fair.” Act 1, Scene 1: Line 10
Banquo foil to Macbeth
focus of Macbeth's anger
Act one battle foreshadows future murders
horses foreshawdow death of duncan
One of the most famous plays of all time
written by William Shakespeare,
incorporates literary devices to help enhance the play.
story of the rise and fall of a Scottish ruler.
irony, imagery, metaphorical language, foil, and foreshadowing,