The storm – This spectacle is used to represent the turning point for Lear, the point at which Lear turns into his downfall and rabbit-hole of insanity as his daughters are all against him and want to strip him of everything he has. The imagery that the storm creates is a sense of anger that is raging inside of Lear at the moment. Shakespeare used the storm due to the large scale of a storm as it is supposed to be some menacing, unstoppable force.
The fools songs – This is a use of melody in the play where the fool is singing what an unaware King Lear is being at that moment. The fools job is to bring entertainment to the king so the true meaning behind the fools songs are going over Lear’s head as Lear believes that the fool is just singing a cherry tune.