Shakespeare is renowned for his language. It may seem difficult at first, but it is all about cracking the code. Shakespeare’s language is particularly rich in imagery. The type of meter is also important, as it is used as a marker of a character’s social status and state of mind. This means that you will be able to make important analytical points about the play by understanding how each character speaks. 

In the following, we take you through some of the most analyzed aspects of the language in Macbeth.

Note that you can find even more language devices in our Shakespeare topic guide.


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