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Which of the following BEST provides analysis of Macbeth's word choice diction when he says,

And even now / To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done?


Macbeth's words create an antithesis between thoughts and acts, with Macbeth clearly thinking little of "thought."


The use of the word "even" emphasizes the importance of time, as every moment is vital to Macbeth.


Macbeth portrays himself as someone who puts others in power, which is ironic given that he himself is king and should therefore act in power.


Macbeth's use of "now" and "done" demonstrates his growing fear of taking action as he realizes how permanent and devastating those actions can be.


Macbeth uses the word "crown" to describe how actions give power to thoughts, appropriate as he makes plans to maintain his crown.

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