Macbeth Act 3 Practice
1) Which passage is an example of imagery?
A woman’s story at a winter’s
fire / Authorized by her grandam. Shame itself!
Oh, full of scorpions is my
mind dear wife!
And though I could / With barefaced
power sweep him from my sight…
We hear our bloody cousins are
bestowed / In England and in Ireland, not confessing…
2) Which passage is an example of figurative
Treason has done his worst;
nor steel nor poison / Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing / Can touch him
Then stand with us. The west
yet glimmers with some streaks of day.
Thou canst not say I did it.
Never shake / Thy gory locks at me.
It is concluded Banquo, thy
soul’s flight / If it find heaven, must find it out tonight.
3) Which passage is an example of
Why, by the verities on thee
made 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 is
said / Mark Antony’s was by Caesar.
Acquaint you with the perfect
spy o’ th’ time / The moment on ’t; for ’t must be done tonight…
Whose heavy hand hath bowed
you to the grave / And beggared yours forever?
4) Upon my head they placed a fruitless
and put a barren scepter in my grip.
These lines are an example of what feature of literary style.
5) Let your Highness
Command upon me, to the which my duties
are with a most indissoluble tie
These lines are an example of what feature of literary style?