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When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Atmosphere; first witch


Fair is foul, and foul is fair.

Paradox; three witches


As two spent swimmers that do cling together and choke their art.

Simile; sergeant


And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling, showed like a rebel's whore.

Personification; sergeant


Till he unseamed him from the nave to the chaps, and fixed his head upon our battlements.

Characterization; sergeant


As sparrows eagles, or the hare the lion. If I say sooth, I must report they were as cannons overcharged with double cracks, so they doubly redoubled strokes upon their foe. Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, or memorize another Golgotha, I cannot tell.

Characterization; sergeant


No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest.

Irony; Duncan


Sleep shall neither night nor day hang upon his penthouse lid.

Motif; first witch


So foul and fair a day I have not seen.

Foreshadowing; Macbeth


Speak, if you can. What are you?

Characterization; Macbeth


Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Not so happy, yet much happier. Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!

Paradox; three witches


Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner?

Characterization; Banquo


He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor. In which addition, hail, most worthy Thane! For it is thine.

Plot; Ross


The Thane of Cawdor lives. Why do you dress me in borrowed robes?

Symbolism; Macbeth


And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray 's in deepest consequence.

Foreshadowing; Banquo


This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good. If Ill, why hath it given me earnest of success, commencing in a truth?...

Conflict; M


New honors come upon him, like our strange garments, cleave not to their mold but with aid of use.

Motif; B


There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face. He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust.

Irony; D


That swiftest wing of recompense is slow to overtake thee.

Synecdoche; D


And our duties are to your throne and state children and servants, which do but what they should, by doing everything safe toward your love and honor.

Irony; M


The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, for in my way it lies.

Plot; M


And that which rather thou dost fear to do than wishest should be undone. Hie thee hither, that I may pour my spirits in thine ear, an chastise with valor of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round...

Characterization; LM


The raven himself is hoarse.

Symbolism; LM


Come, you spirits that tend to mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top full of direst cruelty!

Characterization; LM


Thy letters have transported me beyond this ignorant present, and I feel now the future in the instant.

Motivation; LM


To beguile the time, look like the time, bear welcome in your eye, your hand, your tongue. Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it.

Characterization; LM


This castle hath a pleasant seat, the air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses.

Irony; D


We coursed him at the heels, and had a purpose to be his purveyor.

Irony; D


If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly. If the assassination could trammel up the consequence...

Characterization; M


He's here in double trust. First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed. Then, as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself...

Conflict; M