Identifying Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet

Dramatic Irony in Act II is that in Scene 1 and 4, Mercutio and Benvolio think Romeo is still pining over Rosaline.*Def=when the audience knows something that the characters don’t
Foreshadowing Act 1, Scene 2, when Benvolio tells Romeo, “Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.”*Def=indication of further events
Hyperbole In Act IV, Juliet states, “Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears, / Or shut me nightly in a charnel-house, / O’er-cover’d quite with dead men’s rattling bones,”*Def=exaggerated statement
Personification In Act 1 Scene 4, Romeo states, “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”*def=taking a human characteristic and giving it to something nonhuman
Aside In Act II, Scene ii, Juliet is professing her love for Romeo, and he says “Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?”*Def= A remark made in a play meant for only the audience to hear.
Simile When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time, he says, “It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear.” This is an example of…*Def=comparison between two things while using like or as
Oxymoron In Act 2, Scene 2, Romeo says, “Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow.” This is an example of…*Def=two words with opposites meanings to each other
Pun MERCUTIO: “See me tomorrow and you shall see a grave man.”
Metaphor In Act V, Scene 3, Paris goes to the tomb to mourn Juliet and says, “Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I strew.”
Alliteration “The day to cheer and night’s dank dew to dry” is an example of what sound device?*Def=occurrence of the same letter or sound @ beginning

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