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All of the following explanations of Lady Macbeth's words painted devil (2.2) are valid EXCEPT
A metaphor referring back to Lady Macbeth calling both the sleeping and the dead nothing more than pictures.
An ironic symbol in that it refers to Duncan, whom most of Scotland revered.
A continuation of Lady Macbeth's word play and symbolism of things that are covered up.
A symbol of themselves, evil painted in a less than fearsome manner.
A reference to objects that are meant to scare children, not adults.