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Macbeth

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Alas Poor Country

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Ross's description of Scotland's current state beginning with,

Alas, poor country through... Dying or ere they sicken functions by primarily.

A

Listing the country's condition in a logical, dispassionate manner.

B

Inverting all the characteristics that would apply to a prosperous country.

C

Emphasizing that the dead have greater peace than the living.

D

Illustrating the increasing abuses suffered by the common people.

E

Providing a series of understatements to highlight how monstrous Macbeth has become.