Which figure of speech does lady macbeth use in the underlined words from act i of macbeth to emphasize that it was macbeth's ambition to become king?
was the hope drunk
wherein you dress'd yourself? hath it slept since?
and wakes it now, to look so green and pale
at what it did so freely? from this time
such i account thy love. art thou afeard
to be the same in thine own act and valor
as thou art in desire? wouldst thou have that
which thou esteem'st the ornament of life,
and live a coward in thine own esteem;
letting "i dare not" wait upon "i would,"
like the poor cat i' the adage?
Like the poor cat i' the adage?" Similes use like and as to compare 2 unlike things! Hope this helps now and with future questions that are similar!!!
The answer is (personification) The figure of speech that does lady Macbeth use in the underlined words from act i of Macbeth to emphasize that it was Macbeth's ambition to become king is personification.
Lady MacBeth is basically alluding to the fact that MacBeth is getting cold feet and is now afraid to follow through with murdering of King Duncan.
A personification is a literary device that is used to personify a non-human thing with human characteristics. A personification is a kind of metaphor that is used to personify inanimate objects, animals, and abstract things with human nature.
In the given excerpt, which is taken from Macbeth Act 1, Scene 7, the literary device that is used is personification. It is personification because in this Lady Macbeth compares the hope of Macbeth to a drunk living dress. Since we know that a dress is an inanimate object and drunkenness is human characteristic, so the literary device of personification is used here.
Thus, the correct answer is option B.
allusion is the right answer