Romeo and Juliet Figurative Language Practice

Mercutio: Dreamers often lie. Romeo: In bed asleep, while they do dream things true Pun
Nurse: I tell you, he that can lay hold of her shall have the chinks Onomatopoeia
“What, ho! you men, you beasts,That quench the fire of your pernicious rage” (Act 1 Scene 1) Metaphor
“Peer’d forth the golden window of the east,” (Act 1 Scene 1) Metaphor
“My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss”. (Act 1 Scene 5) Metaphor
“Is love a tender thing? it is too rough,Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.” (Act 1 Scene 4) Simile
“Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air” (Act 1 Scene 4) Simile
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear” (Act 1 Scene 5) Simile
“Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty” (Act 5 Scene 3) Irony
“If he be married my grave is like to be my wedding bed.” (Act 1 Scene 5) Irony
“Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again,That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company: Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.” (Act 3 Scene 1) Irony
.”The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head” (Act 5 Scene 3) Personification
“Then love-devouring death do what he dare; It is enough I may but call her mine.” (Act 2 Scene 6) Personification
“With worms that are thy chamber-maids” (Act 5 Scene 3) Personification
, “as civil blood makes civil hands unclean Foreshadowing
Juliet says, “’tis twentyyears till then.” She is saying it will seem like it is 20 years until 9 o’clock the next day (the time when shewill see Romeo again). Hyperbole
Juliet expresses a paradox when she speaks of Romeo, saying, “Myonly love sprung from my only hate.” Paradox
“peered forth the golden window of theEast,” Personification
“bounty is as boundless as the sea.” Simile
“Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!” OXYMORON
Romeo: “I fear, too early; for my mind misgivesSome consequence, yet hanging in the stars,Shall bitterly begin his fearful dateWith this night’s revels and expire the term. FORESHADOWING
Chorus: “And she steal love’s sweet bait from fearful hooks.”Romeo: “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” METAPHOR
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,Who is already sick and pale with grief” PERSONIFICATION
Romeo: “Alack, there lies more peril in thine eyeThan 20 of their swords! Look thou but sweetAnd I am proof against their enmity.” HYPERBOLE
uliet: “To lure this tassel-gentle back again!Bondage is hoarse and may not speak aloud;” METAPHOR
“Can I go forward when my heart is here?” (II, I, l.1). Hyperbole
Madam, an hour before the worshipp’d sunPeer’d forth the golden window of the east,A troubled mind drave me to walk abroad … PERSONIFICATION

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