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Macbeth's Castle

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What language use in the excerpt below about Macbeth’s castle best communicates the author’s purpose?

DUNCAN: This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself Unto our gentle senses. (1.6.1-3)

A

the organic imagery describing the air conveys a sense of security and peace.

B

the parallelism of the adverbs emphasizing the restorative nature of the environment.

C

the symbolism of the castle reinforcing Scotland’s security and prosperity under Duncan’s rule.

D

the personification of the air representing Macbeth’s seemingly benign but fickle nature.

E

the dramatic irony showing Duncan’s naivete as he praises the place he will be murdered.