the multitudinous seas incarnadine

bloody-hands

My favorite example of hyperbole comes from Shakespeare.  After he murders Duncan, and Lady Macbeth urges him to wash the blood from his hands, saying that “a little water clears us of this deed,”  Macbeth responds:

“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.”

 

 

“Macbeth”, Act II, Scene II

 

blood_ocean_by_ggrock70blood ocean by ZZRock 70

 

 

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