English Romeo and Juliet quotes

“With cupid’s arrow, she hath Dian’s wit” allusion – figure of speech explaining how even though he gives himself to Rosaline she will not give him her virginity. Act 1, scene 1
“shut up in prison, kept without my food, whipped and tormented” metaphor – Romeo uses metaphor to express being in love feels like being a prisoner. Romeo says this about loving Rosaline. Act 1 scene 1
“my only love sprung from my only hate” Paradox – Explains that her one true love is the one person she was forbidden to love. Act 1, scene 5
“My lips, two blushing pilgrims ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss” Metaphor – Metaphor explains the way Romeo feels about Juliet and the metaphor enhances the message of devotion that he is explaining to her. Act 1 scene 5
“it is the east and Juliet is the sun” Metaphor – Falling in love with Juliet has brought Romeo out of his artificial night into the light of the sun. Act 2, scene 2
“Deny thy father and refuse thy name” Wishes that they were not enemies and explains that she believes it’s just a name and explains his willingness to be with Romeo. Act 2 scene 2
“With love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls, for stony limits cannot hold love out” Imagery/ figurative language – Explains Romeo’s transformation into a broken-hearted person into somebody transformed by cupid’s wings. Act 2 scene 2
“to rash to unadvised to sudden” Simile – Shows that Juliet is anxious about how quickly the relationship is evolving. Act 2 scene 2
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love is as deep; the more I give to thee the more I have, for both the infinities” Hyperbole/exaggeration – Shows how willing she is to give herself to Romeo. Act 2 scene 2
“parting is such sweet sorrow” Oxymoron – Shows that saying goodbye fills Juliet with conflicting feelings of passion of love for Romeo. Act 2 scene 2
“Therefore, love moderately, long love doth so” Foreshadowing – The friar is concerned that Romeo’s love is to extreme and that because he is to headstrong it will end badly. Act 2 scene 2
“A plague a’both houses! They have made worms meat of me” Metaphor/foreshadowing foreshadows the eventual tragedy at the end of the play that effects both families. Also explaining that at the end of this he will be dead and that both the Capulets and Montagues feud has brought death upon him;. Act 3 scene 1
“O, I am fortunes fool” personification – Personifying fortune as someone who has made a mockery of him.Act 3 scene 1
“O, I have bought the mansion of love, but not possessed it” Soliloquy/metaphor – In this soliloquy, Juliet explains her anticipation and excitement to sleep with Romeo as she uses night in her poetic language which associates with intimacy and romance. Metaphor is used to express the idea that although she has married Romeo she has not yet enjoyed a sexual experience with him. Act 3 scene 2
“beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical! Dove-feathered raven, wolfish-ravening lamb!” oxymoron – Show how confused Juliet feels about Romeo after he killed Tybalt. She thinks he must have been deceiving her. Act 3 scene 2
“Tybalt is dead, and Romeo is banished, that one word banished hath slain ten thousand Tybalt’s” repetition – Juliet uses repetition To show how devastated she is by the news of Romeo’s banishment. Act 3 scene 2
“Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb” foreshadowing – Juliet has a fateful premonition that foreshadows Romeos death. Act 3 scene 5
“I wonder at this haste, that I must wed ere he that should be husband comes to woo.” irony – This is ironic as Juliet married Romeo in haste without going through proper courtship. Act 3 scene 5
“I would the fool were married to her grave” irony – Lady Capulets line is ironic because Juliet will die in the family tomb. Act 3 scene 5
“O bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, from off the battlements of any tower or walk in thievish ways, or bid me lurk Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears” Hyperbolic description – Juliet accumulates hyperbolic descriptions to show the lengths she will go to, to avoid marrying Paris. Act 4 scene 1
“Death lies on her like an ultimate frost upon the sweetest flower of all the field” Simile – Capulets use a simile describing Juliet as a beautiful flower whose life has been stolen. Act 4 scene 5
“a greater power than we can contradict hath slaughtered our intents” The friar believes that fate has taken control. Act 5 scene 3

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