“Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No. This my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.”
What literary term is being used to express Macbeth's inability to deal with his guilt?
b. verbal irony
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a. is incorrect. While it does describe the blood, it is not being used to express guilt.
b. is incorrect. There is no irony in this passage.
c. is incorrect.
d. is correct. Macbeth is saying that the whole ocean does not have enough water in it to wash away all the blood on his hands.