Macbeth Act 3 Practice

1) Which passage is an example of imagery?

A woman’s story at a winter’sfire / Authorized by her grandam. Shame itself!

Oh, full of scorpions is mymind dear wife!

And though I could / With barefacedpower sweep him from my sight…

We hear our bloody cousins arebestowed / In England and in Ireland, not confessing…

2) Which passage is an example of figurativelanguage?

Treason has done his worst;nor steel nor poison / Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing / Can touch himfurther.

Then stand with us. The westyet glimmers with some streaks of day.

Thou canst not say I did it.Never shake / Thy gory locks at me.

It is concluded Banquo, thysoul’s flight / If it find heaven, must find it out tonight.

3) Which passage is an example ofalliteration?

Why, by the verities on theemade good / May they not be my oracles as well / And set me up in hope? But hush, no more.

My genius is rebuked, as it issaid / Mark Antony’s was by Caesar.

Acquaint you with the perfectspy o’ th’ time / The moment on ’t; for ’t must be done tonight…

Whose heavy hand hath bowedyou to the grave / And beggared yours forever?

4) Upon my head they placed a fruitlesscrown,
and put a barren scepter in my grip.

These lines are an example of what feature of literary style. 




Figurative Language

5) Let your Highness
Command upon me, to the which my duties
are with a most indissoluble tie
forever knit. 

These lines are an example of what feature of literary style?


Figurative Language



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