I have to write a poem with one line from macbeth and use each word from the line as the first word in each line of the poemex. fair... is ... foul... and ... foul ... is ... fair...   and the...

I have to write a poem with one line from macbeth and use each word from the line as the first word in each line of the poem

ex.

fair...

is ...

foul...

and ...

foul ...

is ...

fair...

 

and the poem need to reflet the meaning of the line

 

please give me some ideas about the poem. thank u

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The first thing in writing a poem with a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth (which could be very interesting depending on the line you choose) is whether you have to write a sonnet or write in iambic pentameter. As you do not indicate either, I expect any poem will do.

For the example you have provided, the line is very famous. It is a paradox: how can something be fair and foul at the same time. And in this case, "fair" means good and "foul" means bad.

You could write a poem about Duncan entering the castle: something about the weather being fair that day; that it is deceiving because of what the Macbeth's are planning, and that it becomes foul when Duncan is murdered.

The line with "and" could simply state "and Duncan's sons flee"... thinking they might be next.

For foul with its second use you could refer to how people feel about Macbeth by the end of the story; everyone is afraid to get close to him for fear of dying. He is desperate to see the witches for a new set of predictions. Fair for the last line could describe how everyone feels once Macbeth dies and order is restored in the universe, and Duncan's son is restored to the throne.

The nice thing about this assignment is that the quote can pertain to any part of the story. Good luck with this assignment.

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