Macbeth English test review

this noble passion, child of integrity, hath from my soul wiped the black scruples malcom
what hands are here? Ha! they pluck out mine eyes. Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hands> NO, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red. macbeth
here’s the smell of blood still: all the perfumes Arabia will not sweeten this little hand Lady macbeth
tryant, show thy face: if thou be’st slain, and with no stroke of mine, my wife and children’s ghost will haunt me still macduff
thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the Weird Women promis’d ; and, I fear, thou play’dst most foully for it. banquo
by the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes Second witch
Had he his hurts before?…. Why then, God’s soldier be he! (old) siward
HIs flight was madness : when our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors Lady macduff
there’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face: he was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust. Duncan
Irony contrast between what is stated and what is really meant
Soliloquy a speech, usually lengthy, in which a character, alone on stage, express his or her thoughts aloud
Aside lines spoken by a character in an undertone or directly to the audience
blank verse verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
Prose ordinary writing, as distinguished from verse
comic relief humor inserted into the play to break a serious mood
climax the point of greatest intensity, interest, or suspense in a narrative
Foreshadowing he use of hints or clues in a narrative to suggest what will happen later
Tragedy a pray which presents painful situations, suffering and death; a play which begins in the happiness and ends in death or misery
Motif a recurring feature in (such as a name, image, or phrase) in a work of literature that contributes to the theme
Paradox a statement that reveals a kind truth, although it seems at first to be self-contradictory and untrue
Simile comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Metaphor comparison of two unlike things which does not use like or as
personification figure of speech that gives life to inanimate objects
parallelism the state of parallel or of corresponding in some way
Allusion a reference to a person, place, event, work that a writer expects the reader to recognize and respond to
couplet A pair of rhymed lines in iambic pentameter
Allegory story, poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning
Apostrophe a figure of speech in which an absent or a dead person, abstract quality or something non-human addressed directly
symbol any object, person, place, or action that has a meaning in itself and that also stands for something larger than itself, such as a quality, an attitude, a belief, or a value
“this with his stealthy pace, with Tarquin’s ravishing strides, towards his design moves like a ghost.” Allusion
“Hie thee hither, that I may pour my spirits in thine ear” Apostrophe
“I will not be afraid of death and bane/ Till Birnam forest come to Dunsinane” couplet
“there the grown serpent lies” Metaphor
“o horror! horror! Horror! Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!” parallism
“upon my head they plac’d a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in my grip” symbol
“fair is foul, and foul is fair” paradox
in the porter’s speech, the “people” entering the gates of Hell actually stand for concepts of greed and ambition. IN this sense, the Porter’s rambling speech acts as a type of story known as Allegory
“approach thou like the rugged Russian bear…” simile
“come, seeling Night, scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day…” personification
Macduff fulfills the second prophecy by the witches and kills macbeth
porter provides comic relief and lets lennox and macduff in the castle
Banquo his death was the climax of the narrativehis children will be kings
macbeth -ambition – didn’t really grief when wife dies
Malcom prince of Cumberland
lady Macbeth kills herself
macdonwald Macbeths kills him
fleance son of Banquo and gets away
ross delivers message to other charactersand tells Macbeth he’s the Thane of cawdor
Thane of cawdor traitor and Macbeth takes his place

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