Romeo and Juliet Quotes and Figurative Language

“From forth the fatal loins of these two foesA pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” The Chorus- introducing the play in Act 1
“What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word,As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.Have at thee, coward!” Tybalt- trying to start a fight with Benvolio in Act 1
If ever you disturb our streets again,Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” Prince Escalus- Issues a warning to the fighting families
“Some consequence yet hanging in the starsShall bitterly begin his fearful dateWith this night’s revels, and expire the termOf a despisèd life closed in my breastBy some vile forfeit of untimely death.” Romeo- In act 1 Romeo senses that going to the Capulet party will cause an untimely death.
“Is she a Capulet?O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt.” Romeo- finds out Juliet is a Capulet
“My only love sprung from my only hate!Too early seen unknown, and known too late” Juliet- finds out Romeo is a Montague
“Romeo, the love I bear thee can affordNo better term than this: thou art a villain.” Tybalt- insists on fighting Romeo when Romeo refuses.
“I am hurt.A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped”. Mercutio- has been stabbed. This statement foreshadows the end.
“Oh, I am fortune’s fool!” Romeo- knows that killing Tybalt will lead to his bad luck.
“No faith, no honesty in men. All perjured,All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.” Nurse-warns Juliet that all men are dishonest.
“Romeo, come forth. Come forth, thou fearful man.Affliction is enamoured of thy parts” Act 3, Scene 3 Friar Lawrence- criticizes Romeo who is always causing trouble
“O true apothecary,Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” Romeo- takes the poison
See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!And I, for winking at your discords, tooHave lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished. Prince Escalus- blames the death of Romeo and Juliet on their parents.
aside lines that are spoken by a character directly to the audience
Figurative language in “Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,Who is already sick and pale with grief” personification example
Figurative language in “As glorious to this night, being o’er my head,As is a wingèd messenger of heaven” simile example
Figurative language in “I have night’s cloak to hide me from their eyes” metaphor example
Figurative language in ” . . O brawling love, O loving hate, . . . O heavy lightness, . . .Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms!Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!” paradox example
Paradox definition a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
Figurative language in “I am a grave man” pun example
pun definition play on words involving multiple meanings of a word
“What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.” Juliet- speaks about Romeo being a Montague. His name does not matter.
“In herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities.For naught so vile that on the earth doth liveBut to the earth some special good doth give.Nor aught so good but, strained from that fair useRevolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse.” Friar Lawrence- compares plants to people.

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