Literary Examples for Romeo ; Juliet

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Last updated: May 10, 2019
pun
Give me a torch. I am not for this ambling. /Being but heavy (sad & weighing much) I will bear the light (brightness & weighing little) (act 1, scene 4, lines 11-12)

pun
What dost thou make us minstrels? An thou makes mistrels of us, look to hear nothing but discords (off-key notes & disagreements) (act III, scene 1, lines 34-35)

allusion
…but all so soon as the all-cheering sun should in the farthest East begin to draw the shady curtains from Aurora’s bed (act I, scene 1, lines 130-132)Aurora was Greek goddess of the dawn (morning). The image of the sun drawing the curtains from the goddess of the dawn’s bed

allusion
Well, in that hit you miss: she’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow.

.Allusion to Cupid’s love and his arrow dipped in a potion that cause immediate loveA reference to another work of literature, person, or event

oxymoron
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.• Feather of lead (light/heavy)• Bright smoke (clear/cloudy)• Cold fire (cool/heat)

personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief. That thou her maid art far more fair than she

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