Romeo and Juliet Figurative Language

“Thy noble shape is but a form of wax, digressing from the valor of man” Metaphor
“And she brings news; and every tongue that speaks but Romeo’s name speaks heavenly eloquence.” Hyperbole
“Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical! Dove-feathered raven! Wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show! Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st” Oxymoron
Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, towards Phoebus’ lodging!” Allusion
“It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” Metaphor
“O heavy lightness, serious vanity, misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms, feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!” Oxymoron
“O, speak again, bright angel, for thou art as glorious to this night, being o’er my head, as is a winged messenger from heaven…” Simile
“they grey-eyed morn smiles of the frowning night…” Personification
“These violent delights have violent end and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which, as they kiss, consume.” Oxymoron, Simile
“Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit; for ’tis a throne where honor may be crowned sole monarch of the universal earth.” Personification
“Well in that hit you miss. She’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow. She has Dian’s wit, and, in strong proof of chastity will-armed. From Love’s weak childish bow she lives uncharmed.” Allusion

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