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Flashcards in The Supernatural Deck (7):

Act I, Scene 3

You should be women/and yet your beards forbid me to interpret/that you are so

What are these/So wither’d and so wild in their attire/That look not like the inhabitants o’ the earth

*setting of the heath*
*rhyming couplets - form*


Act 1, Scene 5

Come, you spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here

*audience reaction*


Act 2, Scene 1

Is this a dagger which I see before me/The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have the not, and yet I see thee still

or art thou but/A dagger of the mind, a false creation/ Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?



Act 2, Scene 3

the night has been unruly - Lennox

*theme of night and sleep*


Act 3, Scene 2

Come, seeling night/Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day

*light and dark imagery*
*implications of doubt and deceit*


Act 3, Scene 4

Avaunt! and quit my sight! let the earth hide thee!/Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold/Thou hast no speculation in those eyes/Which thou dost glare with

*chilling imagery*


Act 2, Scene 4

dark night strangles the travelling lamp - Ross

*light and dark imagery*