Perfect Masculine Rhyme In Macbeth

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In Shakespeare's Macbeth, there is a lot of perfect masculine rhyme. Perfect masculine rhyme occurs mostly before violent acts are about to happen. The rhymes in this play give the words of the speaker more power and makes it makes it more interesting and effective on the audience. For example, in Act 4, Scene 3, Macduff is in England trying to convince Malcolm to help him overthrow Macbeth. At the very end of this scene, Malcolm agrees to help Macduff and uses perfect masculine rhyme. Shakespeare used perfect masculine rhyme to emphasize Malcolm’s speech and make it more effective and intimidating. This is because they are about to invade Scotland and overthrow Macbeth. The last two lines of Act 4 end with Malcolm saying “Receive what cheer
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