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What are some literary devices in Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3 (Line 92 - 120)? Thank you (:

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In lines 92-120, Shakespeare uses a number of literary devices. Firstly, to put this into context, King Duncan's body has been discovered, and the noblemen are very emotional in their reactions.

Macbeth, for example, uses a metaphor to convey his sadness. He compares King Duncan to the "wine of life." In addition, he also compares Duncan's death to the pouring of this wine from a cup. The empty cup, therefore, symbolizes King Duncan's absence.

In addition, Macbeth also uses a metaphor when he tells Donalbain about Duncan's death. Specifically, in describing their father-son relationship, Macbeth compares their blood connection to a fountain. Duncan, being Donalbain's father, is the source of this fountain.

Finally, there are also numerous images of blood in this section of the play. When describing the scene he found, for example, Macbeth describes the bloody appearance of the servants and their daggers. He also uses imagery in describing the state of Duncan's mutilated body.

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