Romeo and Juliet term examples

oxymoron Feather of lead
oxymoron bright smoke
oxymoron cold fire
oxymoron sick health
soliloquy Did my heart love till now? Foreswear it sight! For ne’er I saw true beauty until this night.
simile like a rich jewel in an Ethiopie’s ear!
personification It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
metaphor holy shrine
metaphor my lips two blushing pilgrims
sonnet Two households, both alike in dignity, AIn fair Verona, where we lay our scene, BFrom ancient grudge break to new mutiny, AWhere civil blood makes civil hands unclean. BFrom forth the fatal loins of these two foes CA pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; DWhose misadventured piteous overthrows CDoth with their death bury their parents’ strife. DThe fearful passage of their death-mark’d love, EAnd the continuance of their parents’ rage, FWhich, but their children’s end, naught could remove, EIs now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; FThe which if you with patient ears attend, GWhat here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
sonnet ROMEO [To JULIET.]If I profane with my unworthiest hand AThis holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: BMy lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand ATo smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. BJULIETGood pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, CWhich mannerly devotion shows in this; DFor saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch, CAnd palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss. DROMEOHave not saints lips, and holy palmers too? EJULIETAy, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer. FROMEOO, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do; EThey pray — grant thou, lest faith turn to despair. FJULIETSaints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake. GROMEOThen move not, while my prayer’s effect I take. G
paradox love a loathed enemy
hyperbole her eyes in heaven would through the airy region stream so bright that birds would sing and think it were not night
simile too like the lightning, which doth cease to be ere one can say ‘It lightens.’
paradox virtue itself turn vice
personification loving, black browed night
oxymoron beautiful tyrant
metaphor tears made drunk
metaphor night’s candles
personification day stands tiptoe
alliteration misty mountain
equivocate would none I might venge my cousin’s death
foil romeo v. paris
simile death lies on her like an untimely frost
personification death is my son in law
metaphor suck’d the honey of thy breath
personification unsubstantial death is amorous
malapropism I desire some confidence with you
malapropism she will indite him to some dinner party
metaphor this is thy sheath
dramatic irony Juliet is found dead in her bed – they all think that she is dead/ she is not dead – “Lady, lady, lady!—Alas, alas! Help, help! My lady’s dead!”
dramatic irony the nurse weeps (for Tybalt), but at fist she never openly states who she is weeping for. Juliet misinterprets her and thinks that Romeo has been killed. (its actually Tybalt) “Alack the day! He’s gone, he’s killed, he’s dead!”
dramatic irony Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet is crying over Tybalt’s death when she is actually crying over Romeo. “Evermore weeping for your cousin’s death?” Juliet mixes her words in order for Lady Capulet to think that she is speaking badly of Romeo when actually she is proclaiming her love for him. “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied With Romeo, till I behold him—dead—”
situational irony What is this? LADY CAPULET:”Dead art thou- alack, my child is dead, and with my child my joys are buried.”
situational irony What is this? “All things that we ordained festival turn from their office to black funeral Our instruments to melancholy bells. our wedding cheer to a sad burial feast; our solemn hymns to sullen durges change; our bridal flowers serve for a buried corse”
oxymoron Unhappy fortune!
alliteration devouring death

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