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? LADY MACBETH: 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?
Figure of speech is a form of style in writing and communication that conveys a message however, with a deeper meaning into it. Hence, these are mostly used by writers and authors. Furthermore, in MacBeth Like the poor cat and To be the same in thine own act and valor