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Literary Devices in Macbeth

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Haley Tabor

on 10 February 2014

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Transcript of Literary Devices in Macbeth

Literary Devices in Macbeth
Irony
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.

Imagery
Helps ready become emotional involved.
Example:
“his silver skin laced with his golden blood” (2,2,102)
sets a tone of gore and horror
Visual Imagery
Metaphorical Language
Used to express the imagery, tone, and set the mood.
Examples:
“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

Foil
Banquo foil to Macbeth
Banquo-rational
Macbeth-impulsive
focus of Macbeth's anger
Foreshadowing
Act one battle foreshadows future murders
horses foreshawdow death of duncan
Introduction
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,
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