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Poetic Terms and MacBeth

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Poetic Terms To Choose From!

Somewhat random, unrhyming words.

"Of all men else I have avoided thee:
But get thee back, my soul is too much charg'd
With blood of thine already"
V, vii, 4-6.

MacBeth is realizing that MacDuff is about to fight him, and he knows that the witches said he would never be killed by a man born of woman.  Since he attained this knowledge, he does not care that MacDuff will be fighting him, since he knows that he can not loose, and therefore, doesn't care how he speaks if it follows a pattern because he believes that these will not be his final words.


"He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike." W. Shakespeare.

Cristen Kleindienst, English 11, Block A2, Mr. Brisebois, May 2005.