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Alliteration in Macbeth

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Alliteration is _____

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1. Which of the following lines from Macbeth contains alliteration?

2. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, which of the following ingredients for the witches' brew uses alliteration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alliteration is applied throughout Shakespeare's Macbeth. You'll be asked to define alliteration and identify specific lines from the play that contain it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Define alliteration
  • Choose a line from Macbeth that applies alliteration
  • Identify an alliterative ingredient from the witches' brew
  • Assess why spoken language is important in Macbeth
  • Recognize an alliterative phrase that's used in Macbeth's 'Tomorrow' speech

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - be able to correctly define alliteration
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained about the importance of the spoken lines in Macbeth
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about alliteration to identify several lines from Macbeth that apply it

Additional Learning

To learn more about this play's use of alliteration, check out the related lesson called Alliteration in Macbeth. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Learn what alliteration is through a popular tongue-twister
  • Observe how alliteration is used throughout the play's five acts
  • Understand why Shakespeare used alliteration in Macbeth
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