What are the literary elements used in Macbeths's soliloquy of (1.3.) that begins with "two truths are told"?the literary terms used in this soliloquy

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Some literary elements in Macbeth's aside in (1.3.147-63) include:

1. Firstly, it is an "aside" which is similar to a soliloquy in that it is an alone speech given to reveal the internal thoughts of a meditating character.

2. There is a distinctive use of symbolism, with the use of "imperial theme" and the "seated heart knocking at my ribs."

3.  There is hyperbole in how the "horrid image doth unfix my hair / And make my seated heart knock at my ribs."

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