Romeo and Juliet Act II Figurative Language/Literary Devices

WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IS SHOWN?Romeo: O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art/As glorious to this night, being o’er my head,/As is a wingèd messenger of heaven This is a simile. Romeo is comparing Juliet’s beauty to the night and an angel.
WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IS SHOWN?Juliet: My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words/Of that tongue’s uttering, yet I know the sound. This is personification. Juliet means she knows this voice in just a few words. Ears cannot drink in words.
WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IS SHOWN?Romeo: I have night’s cloak to hide me from their eyes, This is personification. The night does not have a cloak.
WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IS SHOWN?Friar Laurence: Within the infant rind of this small flowerPoison hath residence and medicine power.For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part;Being tasted, stays all senses with the heart.Two such opposèd kings encamp them still,In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will. This is an extended metaphor comparing the two parts of the flower, poison and medicine, to the feuding families. This can also symbolize love and hate.
WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE/LITERARY DEVICE IS SHOWN?MERCUTIOAlas, poor Romeo! He is already dead, stabbed with/a white wench’s black eye, shot through the ear with/a love song, the very pin of his heart cleft with the/blind bow-boy’s butt shaft. This can be foreshadowing by alluding to the fact that Romeo will die soon. This can also be a metaphor comparing love to being distracted.
WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE/LITERARY DEVICE IS SHOWN?NURSE: I must another wayTo fetch a ladder, by the which your loveMust climb a bird’s nest soon when it is dark. This is a metaphor comparing a bird’s nest to Juliet’s room.
WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE/LITERARY DEVICE IS SHOWN?ROMEO:Do thou but close our hands with holy words,Then love-devouring death do what he dare; This is personification because death does not devour love; it may also be foreshadowing as another reference to death.

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