Romeo and Juliet Act 2

(Act 2, scene 1, line 1)Chorus. “Now old desire doth in his deathbed lie,” Now Romeo’s old feelings of desire are dying; this is an example of personification and alliteration
Act two chorus is example of what figurative language? Dramatic irony
(Act 2, scene 1, line 16)Romeo: “Turn back, dull earth, and find thy center out.” Turn around, weary body, and follow your heart.
(Act 2, scene 1, lines 13-14)Mercuito: “Young Adam Cupid, he that shot so trimWhen King Cophetua loved the beggar maid!” Cupid, that ancient child, the one whose straight arrow caused King Cophetua to fall in love with a beggar reaction; this is an example of an allusion.
Soliloquy A device often used in drama when a character speaks to himself or herself, relating thoughts and feelings, thereby also sharing them with the audience.
Aside A (usually short) comment by one character towards the audience.
(Act 2, scene 2, line 3)Romeo: “It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” It’s as if Juliet is the sun, shining from the east; this is an example of personification.
(Act 2, scene 2, line 15) Romeo: “Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,” Two of heaven’s most dazzling stars have begged her eyes to shine in their orbits while they go off on some business; this is an example of a metaphor.
(Act 2, scene 2, lines 19-20) Romeo: “The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars As daylight doth a lamp;” The brightness of her cheeks would outshine those stars like daylight outshines a lamp; this is an example of a simile.
(Act 2, scene 2, lines 28-30) Romeo: “O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art As glorious to this night, being o’er my head,As is a winged messenger of heaven” Oh, speak again, bright angel. Standing above me, you glorify this night like an angel from heaven that visits a marveling human; this is an example of a simile.
(Act 2, scene 2, line 37) Romeo (to himself): “Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?” Should I listen to more, or should I speak now?; this is an example of aside.
(Act 2, scene 2, line 93)Juliet: “At lovers’ perjuries, They say Jove laughs.” They say the god Jupiter laughs at lovers’ false oaths; this is an example of a metaphor.
(Act 2, scene 3, line 1)Friar Laurence: “The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night” The smiling morning is replacing the frowning night; this is an example of personification.
(Act 2, scene 3, lines 67-68) Friar Laurence: “So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then liesNot turly in thier hearts, but in their eyes.” Has Rosaline, whom you loved so dearly, been forgotten so quickly? Then young men’s love doesn’t truly lie in their hearts, but in their eyes;
(Act 2, scene 3, line 94)Romeo: “O, let us hence! I stand on sudden haste.” Oh, let’s go. I can’t wait any longer! This is an example of foreshadowing.
Malapropism A use of an incorrect word in place of a similar sounding word that results in a nonsensical and humorous expression.
(Act 2, scene 4, line 112) Nurse: “If you be he, sir, I desire some confidence with you.” If you are he, sir, I’d like to confide with you. (She means “I’d like to confer with you”). This is an example of a malapropism.
(Act 2. scene 2, lines 85-86)Juliet:”Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face,Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek” You know that the night obscures my face. Otherwise, a girlish blush would tint my cheeks because of what you overheard me say tonight. This is an example of a metaphor.
(Act 2, scene 6, lines 9-10)Friar Laurence:”These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die; like fire and powder” These violent joys have violent ends and die at the height of their strength. They’re like fire and gunpowder, which are used up the moment they kiss. This is an example of a simile.
(Act 2, scene 2)Romeo: “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.” This is an example of personification.

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