Metaphor, “life's but a walking shadow, a poor player/ that struts and frets his hour personification, “sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care,” (act 2, sc.
Further into the play, his conscience becomes disturbed and he experiences insomnia a ravell'd sleave is a tangled skein of thread or yarn macbeth uses it as a metaphor for the kind of contravention we experience when we have so.
A detailed look at the similes, metaphors, euphemisms and allusions in macbeth, with many examples.
Describe the figure of speech in the line:- 'sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care' print print this line from shakespeare's macbeth uses personification and metaphor and care is metaphorically compared to an unraveled sleeve. Macbeth does murder sleep”—the innocent sleep sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care the death of each day's lady macbeth infirm of purpose.
Imagery in shakespeare's macbeth, particularly his use of biblical metaphors.