Mrs Cullis’ Classes – Quotations

Yr. 11D English Quotations for Learning Homework for 2nd. October

Learn the following quotations and be able to say which theme they relate to:

  1. Witches: ‘Fair is foul and foul is fair’. 1.1
  2. Macbeth: ‘Stars hide your fires/let not light see my black and deep desires. 1.4
  3. Lady Macbeth: ‘Come you spirits…unsex me here’ 1.5
  4. Macbeth: ‘Is this a dagger I see before me?’ 2.1
  5. Lady Macbeth: ‘My hands are of your colour but I shame to wear a heart so white. ‘ 2.2
  6. Macbeth ‘To be thus is nothing but to be safely thus’. 3.1


Yr. 10D and 9B Quotations for Homework for 2nd October

  1. ‘He was a tight-fisted hand to the grind stone’
  2. ..’a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching, covetous old sinner!’
  3. ‘It was cold, bleak biting weather’.
  4. ‘He was all aglow; his face was ruddy and handsome; his eyes sparkled, and his breath smoked again’.
  5. ‘It is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt and Abundance rejoices’.
  6. ‘Foggier yet, and colder, piercing, biting cold.’

10A Quotations for Quotation Test

Quotation Technique/Key Word/Symbol/Imagery Possible Analysis Themes Links to other scenes and context
 ‘Brave Macbeth’

‘noble Macbeth’

Noun phrases- use of positive adjectives



‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair’

‘So foul and fair a day I have not seen.’




Mirrored language

‘Look, how our partner’s rapt’  Use of the verb ‘rapt’




‘Why do you dress me in borrowed robes?’ Metaphor and clothes imagery throughout play



‘Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires’ Light and dark imagery




‘I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.’ Repetition of ‘dare’




[Aside] ‘If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir’ Repetition of ‘chance’