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									                       Macbeth Act I: Figurative Language
Identify the following examples of figurative language. Some lines have more than one answer;
several answers are used more than once.

__________________ 1. “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” (I.i.10)
__________________ 2. “… as two spent swimmers that do cling …” (I.ii.8)
_________/_________ 3. “And fortune on his damnèd quarrel smiling,/Showed like a rebel‟s
                         whore.” (I.ii.8)
_________/_________ 4. “… like valor‟s minion…” (I.ii.20)
__________________ 5. “As whence the sun „gins his reflection …” (I.ii.25)
__________________ 6. Why is “As sparrows eagles …” not a simile? (I.ii.35)
__________________ 7. “… Bellona‟s bridegrooms …” (I.ii.54)
__________________ 8. “What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won.” (I.ii.67)
__________________ 9. “And munched, and munched, and munched.” (I.iii.5)
__________________10. “Aroint thee, … rump-fed ronyon …” (I.iii.6)
_________/_________11. “And like a rat without a tail,/I‟ll do, I‟ll do, and I‟ll do.” (I.iii.9-10)
________/_________12. “Sleep shall neither night nor day/Hang upon his penthouse lid.”
__________________13. “Show me, show me.” (I.iii.28)
__________________14. “A drum, a drum!” (I.iii.31)
__________________15. “Thrice to thine and thrice to mine.” (I.iii.35)
_________/_________16. “So foul and fair a day I have not seen.” (I.iii.38)
__________________17.         All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!
                              All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!
                              All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, that shall be king hereafter(I.iii.31)
__________________18. “… the seeds of time/And say which grain will grow …” (I.iii.58-59)
__________________19. “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater./Not so happy, yet much happier.”
__________________20. “… have we eaten on the insane root/That takes the reason prisoner?”
__________/________21. “As thick as hail/Came post with post …” (I.iii.98-99)
__________________22. “Why do you dress me/In borrowed robes?” (I.iii.108-109)
                        [Sidebar clue: this is a motif throughout the play.]
__________________23. “Two truths are told …” (I.iii.127)
______/_______/_____24. “This supernatural soliciting/Cannot be ill, cannot be good.”
__________________25. “Shakes so my single state … is smothered in surmise,” (I.iii.140141)
__________________26. “If chance will have me king …” (I.iii.143)
_________/_________27. “New honors come upon him,/Like our strange garments …”
__________________28. “He died/As one that had been studied in his death …” (I.iv.8-9)
__________________29. “There‟s no art/To find the mind‟s construction in the face./He was a
                  gentleman on whom I built/An absolute trust.” (I.iv.11-14) [Sidebar
                  explanation: Macbeth inherits the title of a man who at first did not appear
                  to be a traitor.]
__________________30. “That swiftest wing of recompense is slow/To overtake thee.”
                  18) Sidebar clue: “wing” stands for a bird-a part of something represents
                  the whole.]
__________________31. Macbeth states: “And our duties/Are to your throne and state, children
                  and servants,/Which do but what they should, by doing everything/ Save
                  toward your love and honor.” (I.iv.24-27) [Sidebar clue: Macbeth
                  portrays himself as a loyal subject.]
__________________32. “I have begun to plant thee, and will labor/To make thee full of
                  growing.” … There if I grow,/The harvest is your own.” (I.iv.29-30 &
__________/________33. “… signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine …” (I.iv.41)
__________________34. “The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step/On which I must fall
                        or else o‟erleap/For in it my way lies.” (I.iv.48-49)
__________________35. “Stars, hide your fires …” (I.iv.50)
__________________36. “He brings great news. The raven himself is hoarse …” (I.v.34)
                  [Sidebar clue: in literature a raven is traditionally viewed as an ill omen.]
__________________37. “… murdering ministers … sightless substances …” (I.v.43-44)
__________________38. “Come, thick night …” (I.v.45)
________/_________/________/_________39. “Hell … /Nor Heaven peep through the blanket
                   of the dark/ To cry, “Hold, hold!” (I.v.46-49)
__________________40. “Your face, my Thane, is as a book …” (I.v.57)
______/______/_____41. “Your hand, your tongue. Look like the innocent flower/But be the
                         serpent under „t. (I.v.60-61)
__________________42. “This castle hath a pleasant seat, the air/Nimbly and sweetly
                         recommends itself Unto our gentle senses. ( [Sidebar
                         clue: Duncan feels safe at Inverness.]
__________________43. “… heaven‟s breath …” (
_________/_________44. “And his great love, sharp as his spur, hath holp him/To his home…”

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