Similes in “Macbeth”

Ayyan 34 Rep.

Any similes in Macbeth?

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English Tutor 2.76K Rep.

Yeah, there are many. The first simile is used in the below given lines,

“Doubtful it stood;

As two spent swimmers, that do cling together

And choke their art.”

In these lines, the author has made a comparison between a doubtful person and two spent swimmers who cling together and thus diminish or choke the correct impact of their work of art.

The second simile appears in this line,

“As thick as hail came post with post”

Here author has compared the subject to the thickness of hail.

The third simile we find as,

“But like a man he died,”

This has made comparison between the subject and man.

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