Using the following aside by Macbeth, write a short summary of what he is saying to the audience, identify the linguistic or dramatic devices Shakespeare is using (there is definite evidence of metre, figurative language and dramatic irony) and, if you want to extend yourself, re-write the speech in contemporary English, re-creating the depth of the original in language we might use today.
[Aside] The Prince of Cumberland! that is a step
On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap,
For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires:
The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be,
Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.