Macbeth Act 1 + Figurative Language

Where is the play set? Scotland
Who does King Duncan sentence to death for committing treason? Thane of Cawdor I
On the battlefield Duncan says, “The Thane of Cawdor will never again betray me.” Why is this highly ironic? Since Macbeth is the new Thane of Cawdor, he, too, plans to be a traitor by planning to kill Duncan.
How many prophecies do the witches give Macbeth and Banquo? Three
The three prophecies are: Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth will be King and Banquo’s sons will be King hereafter; and Banquo is lesser than Macbeth, yet greater; and he’s not as happy, yet much happier.
Which character is most suspicious of the witches? Banquo
Lady Macbeth learns about the witches and prophecies in a _________. letter from Macbeth.
What title does King Duncan award his son, Malcolm? Prince of Cumberland
What is Lady Macbeth’s opinion of murdering Duncan? She’s all for it!
How does Lady Macbeth convince Macbeth to murder Duncan? She threatens his masculinity and to take away her love.
What does Lady Macbeth plan to do to the guards in Duncan’s room? Get them drunk
Who is King Duncan’s son? Malcom
A reference to something outside the text definition of allusion
Something happens that is very different from what was expected definition of situational irony
Someone says or writes something that is the opposite of what he/she actually means; sacrasm definition of verbal irony
the audience/readers know something the characters do not definition of dramatic irony
the usage of repeating words and forms to give pattern and rhythm to a passage in literature definition of parallelism
giving human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, or forces of nature definition of personification
a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as” definition of simile
Lady Macbeth is as stubborn as a mule. example of a simile
“Wow, King Duncan sure is gonna survive the night.” example of verbal irony
The fact that at this point in the play readers know the king is going to die but the king does not example of dramatic irony
The guards’ daggers will fly through the room and stab the king example of personification
Lady Macbeth reminds me of Plankton from Spongebob because she only wants things her way. example of allusion
If King Duncan were to kill Macbeth example of situational irony
Macbeth is horrifyingly easy to persuade while Lady Macbeth is disturbingly good at persuading. example of parallelism
has few characteristics, readers don’t know much about him/her definition of flat character
has many characteristics, readers know a lot about him/her definition of round character
a character that does not change or grow throughout the story definition of static character
a character that changes and grows throughout the story definition of dynamic character
a character that is both round and dynamic definition of complex character
Junior from Absolutely True Diary example of a complex character
What is Banquo’s son’s name? Fleance
What does Macbeth see when he hallucinates in Act II scene 1? a dagger
In Act II Scene 2, Macbeth isn’t able to ________, so Lady Macbeth has to do it for him. go back to put the daggers by the sleeping guards
rhyme- “again” & “rain” When shall we three meet again?In thunder, lightning, or in rain?”again” & “rain”
paradox- it doesn’t make sense until you really think about it When the battle’s lost and won.
setting/exposition That will be ere the set of sun.
alliteration using the “F” sound Fair is foul, and foul is fairHover through the fog and filthy air.
simile – compares their fight to drowning As two spent swimmers that do cling togetherAnd choke their art.
allusion-shout out to the place Christ was crucified Or memorize another Golgotha,I cannot tell—
personification- wounds and cuts can not cry But I am faint, my gashes cry for help.
metaphor- compares his memory to pages in a book Kind gentlemen, your painsAre registered where every day I turnThe leaf to read them.