In Macbeth act 1, scene 5, explain how various literary devices are used in this scene.

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The literary devices that William Shakespeare uses in Macbeth act 1, scene 5, include metaphor, alliteration, and apostrophe. The combination of parallel structure and several types of repetition is also effectively deployed.

Metaphor is direct comparison of two apparently unlike things for effect. Lady Macbeth addresses her husband in absentia, describing his nature using a metaphor equating kindness with milk: "It is too full o' the milk of human kindness."

Alliteration, the repetition of initial consonant sounds, appears in numerous places: "you murdering ministers, / Wherever in your sightless substances."

When she summons up her courage and resolution to act boldly, she does so using by calling upon the spirits...

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lm may be presented as a merciless character, however this changes as the play progresses and while the murder of duncan is being planned she claims to say she couldn't kill Duncan herself as he reminded her of her father, this may indicate that she isn't as merciless as she appears