Figurative Language in Macbeth Video


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What type of figurative language is exemplified in the following line from Macbeth?

'New sorrows strike heaven on the face.'

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What type of figurative language is exemplified in the following lines from Macbeth?

'. . . Now does he feel his title/Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe/Upon a dwarfish thief.'

2. 'Be bloody, bold . . .', a line from Act IV of Macbeth, is an example of what kind of figurative language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet combination, figurative language as it appears in Macbeth is the focus. You can find questions on lines such as 'new sorrows strike heaven on the face,' and 'like a hell broth boil and bubble.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to identify how figurative language is used in the following quotes:

  • 'Like a giant's robe/Upon a dwarfish thief'
  • 'Be bloody, bold'
  • 'Where every day I turn/The leaf to read them'
  • 'Like a hell broth boil and bubble'

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your knowledge of types of figurative language to properly identify them within given examples
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about quotes like 'new sorrows strike heaven on the face'
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about how this literary device is applied in Macbeth

Additional Learning

To examine more, go to the lesson titled Figurative Language in Macbeth. With it, you can check out the following additional topics:

  • The role of figurative language in literature
  • Assonance
  • Type of figurative language employed in 'Fair is foul, and foul is fair'
  • How the quote 'Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player' features figurative language