Macbeth Literary Terms Act 1

Fair is foul, and foul is fair 3 Witches, Paradox
And nothing is but what is not Macbeth, Paradox
So foul and fair a day I have not seen Macbeth, Paradox
When the battle’s lost and won Second Witch, Paradox, Irony
All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! Third Witch, Motivation, Foreshadow
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! Second Witch, Motivation
Wherever in your sightless substances Lady Macbeth, Alliteration
See, see our honored hostess Duncan, Alliteration, Irony
I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people, which would be worn now in their newest gloss Macbeth, Metaphor
Kind gentlemen, your pains are registered where every day I turn the leaf to read them Macbeth, Metaphor
Or memorize another Golgotha Captain, Allusion
till that Bellona’s Bridegroom, lapped in proof Ross, Allusion
I’ll drain him dry as hay/ Sleep shall neither night nor day First Witch, Foreshadow
Nor heaven peep through the blanket of dark to cry hold, hold Lady Macbeth, Personification
Was the hope drunk where in you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since? Lady Macbeth, Personification
Sightless substances Lady Macbeth, Oxymoron
Murd’ring ministers Lady Macbeth, Oxymoron
There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face, He was a gentlemen on whom I built an absolute trust Duncan, Irony
You shall put this night’s great business into my dispatch Lady Macbeth, Pun
If it were done when ’tis done then ’twere well it were done quickly Macbeth, Pun

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