Let every soldier hew him down a bough
And bear't before him: thereby shall we shadow
The numbers of our host and make discovery
Err in report of us.

from William Shakespeare – Macbeth Act 5 Scene 4 on Rap Genius

Meaning

A tricky military maneuver that could have came straight out of Sun Tzu’s Art of War. The soldiers will assist in waging a misinformation campaign against Macbeth by using tree branches with leafs (boughs) to hide their numbers from the enemy forces.

This also fulfills the witches' prophecy by LITERALLY bringing Birnam Wood to Dunsinane. #CLEVER

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