MACBETH: Personification

As part of our Year 8 Macbeth Study, we’re looking, in acute detail, at some small excerpts from the main play.

We’re putting the microscope on the language of Shakespeare and what this might reveal. My proposition with this presentation is that Shakespeare has Macbeth use personification to reveal the extent to which Macbeth is blaming external forces for the choices he is about to make.

Author: Christopher Waugh

Secondary English teacher who, after 17 years, still can't imagine anything better than being in the classroom with my students. The lesson: always love what you do.

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  1. Hi Chris. Any chance you could share the worksheet with me?!

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    • Hi Emily,

      Of course! I’d be happy to share the worksheet. I’ll first have to complete it, but when I do I’ll upload it to this site as well. I’m flattered you’re interested! If you have any feedback about anything I’m producing on here, do let me know.


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