19th March 2018

This metaphor in my words is describing the night as a thick liquid like substance. The way shakespeare uses metaphors throwout his plays created hidden meaning and more purpose for each word he wrote. He uses many different metaphors throwout the play macbeth but one of the metaphors i chose from (Act One scene Five) caught my attention. The metaphor i chose is “come, think night,” I love this metaphor because it is very interesting in the way lady macbeth used it. When lady macbeth said this metaphor she is actually calling for demons and evil spirits to solidify from the “black night”, which i believe consists of high concentrated matter therefore creating it to be similar to a thick liquid like substance.

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  1. You’re really getting there with this analysis. It might be helpful always to ask yourself the question “what does this choice of words add to the passage – what meaning would be missing if the words weren’t there?”

    I reckon if you answered that question, you’ll have nailed it.




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