Look like the innocent flower But be the serpent beneath her. In this parable, Lady Macbeth admonishes her husband to hide his murderous intentions by innocent behavior, like a snake lurking beneath a harmless flower.
‘Oh, my mind is full of scorpions, dear lady! ‘ Macbeth uses a metaphor to explain his guilt attacks and stings him. Macbeth uses a simile to say that he would rather deal with wild animals than Banquo’s ghost, which he just saw.
Shakespeare’s imagery often contains metaphors or similes. A simile compares one thing to another using “like” or “than”. For example, Juliet’s words to Romeo: “My gift is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. ‘
William Shakespeare uses similes, metaphors, personifications and allusions in Macbeth. In addition, he uses sound devices such as alliteration and assonance to appeal to his audience.
‘ There are two examples of personalization in these lines. First, Macbeth lends an animal quality to his intent by saying that it can be stabbed on the sides, as a horse might. Afterwards, Macbeth embodies his ambition by giving him the ability to jump and fall.
Look like the innocent flower But be the serpent beneath her. (1.5.56-57) In this parable Lady Macbeth admonishes her husband to conceal his murderous intentions by innocent conduct, like a serpent lurking under an innocent flower.
Shakespeare uses a metaphor when Malcolm refers to himself as an “innocent lamb” (line 19) being sacrificed to Macbeth, the “wrathful god” (line 20).
Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know which ones you’re going to get. Let’s use this example to understand what a simile is: A simile is an expression that uses comparison to describe. For example, “life” can be described similarly to “a box of chocolates”.
Shakespeare uses both similes and metaphors to write a memorable love poem in Sonnet 18: Shall I compare you to a summer’s day? You are more amiable and moderate.
Some similes and metaphors the captain used to describe Banquo and Macbeth were: “Doubtfully it stood there, like two wasted swimmers clinging to each other and suffocating their art.”(Act 1, Scene II, 7-9). This means that they were both very strong men who were not willing to give in in a fight.
Macduff uses a common biblical metaphor to compare the body to a temple. Because kings were believed to be God’s chosen representatives on earth, Duncan’s body is described as an anointed temple. Someone broke into the temple of Duncan’s body and stole its contents – that is, Duncan’s life.
Yet in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, birds represent chaos, the moral and physical destruction of Shakespeare’s characters. As the play progresses and the kingdom crumbles, Shakespeare presents birds alongside the destruction, turning elegant creatures into symbols of doom.
Alliterations occur as the witches chant: Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burns and cauldron bubbles. Boil and bake in cauldron.b>
Make the green red. (2.2.57-61) Macbeth states that all the water in the ocean could not wash the blood from his hands, and if he tried to wash his hands in the ocean he would stain the seas red. Here the exaggeration tells us how murder weighs on Macbeth’s conscience.
“Stars hide your fires” is an embodiment. The stars are asked to give darkness to Macbeth so that no one can see his “black and deep desires”. Calling his desires black and deep is a metaphor because the thoughts are not literally dark, but he says they are dark because they are evil.