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What are some examples of literary devices in Act 5, Scene 9 of Macbeth? With lines and line numbers too please! :) Thanks.

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Figurative language is language that is not meant to be taken literally.  It can be a metaphor, which is an indirect comparison where you say something is something, rather than like something.

Since there are some versions of this play where scene 9 is part of scene 8, I have included a link to it to avoid confusion.

Malcolm begins this scene with a euphemism.

I would the friends we miss were safe arriv’d.

They miss their friends because they are dead.  A euphemism is a kind of metaphor used to avoid...

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