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Weird AP English 4 14 September 2010 Annotated Glossary: Macbeth Alliteration: Example: The repetition of initial identical consonant sounds or any vowel sounds in successive or closely associated syllables, especially stressed syllables. “I did so, and went further, which is now Our point of second meeting. Do you find Your patience so predominant in our nature That you can let this go? Are you so gospeled To pray for this good man and for his issue, Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave And beggared yours forever?” (Shakespeare 87). Macbeth, in this scene, is trying to convince First Murderer to view Banquo in a certain way. When Macbeth states “Are you so gospeled To pray for this good man and for his issue, Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to grave And beggared yours forever?” he is attempting to bring a sense of regret to the Murderer that he should have never have shown honor to Banquo as it was he who brought low class to the Murderer. However, in as he says this, there is a clear alliteration of “h” in “heavy hand hath.” This “h” sound suggests a sense of sluggishness, and even draws the words out. Due to such alliteration, it is suggested that it is difficult for Macbeth to spit these words out of his mouth. It is almost as if he, rather than the murderer, is the one struggling which can even mean that he is the one showing sings of regret. The alliteration suggests a heavy conscious that is slowing down Macbeth’s mind and even weakening him, making it hard for him to say his words with ease. Ultimately, Macbeth shows signs of struggle in ordering the murder of Banquo which reveals his hardship in dealing with the murder of Duncan as well.