Oxymoron, Paradox etcccccc Examples in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Oxymoron Act I, Scene 1 Romeo: “brawling love, loving hate, feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health”
Paradox Act I, Scene 1Romeo referring to love: “a choking gall and a preserving sweet”
Paradox Act I , Scene 1Romeo: “Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms”
Oxymoron Act I, Scene 2 Capulet: “Earth-treading stars”; “dark heaven”
Paradox Act I, Scene 5Juliet: “my only love sprung from my only hate”
Oxymoron Act II, Scene 2Juliet: “loving jealous”Romeo: “sweet sorrow”
Oxymoron Act II, Scene 6Friar Lawrence: “violent delights”
Paradox Act III, Scene 2Juliet: “Was ever a book containing such vile manner so fairly bound?”
Paradox Act V, Scene 3Friar Lawrence: “I am the greatest yet able to do least”
Paradox Act V, Scene 3Prince Escalus: “Capulet, Montague,See what a scourge is laid upon your hateThat heaven finds the means to kill your joys with love.”
paradox The plot of the play, itself: the love that they share ultimately leads to the young couple’s death.

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