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Romeo & Juliet (Figurative Language)

5 Examples of Figurative Language From Each Act.

Grace Langley

on 21 December 2012

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Transcript of Romeo & Juliet (Figurative Language)

The Tragedy of
Romeo & Juliet Figurative Language Examples From Each Act Act I Act II Act III Act V Act IV 1.) Pun- Prologue; Line 4: where civil blood makes civil hands unclean

2.) Alliteration- Prologue; Line 5: From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

3.) Metaphor- Prologue; Line 6: A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life

4.) Simile- Prologue; Line 1: Two households, both alike in dignity

5.)Personification- Prologue; Line 15: What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend 1.) Pun- Scene 4; Line 66: O single-soled jest, solely singular for the singleness.

2.) Imagery- Scene 3; Lines 75-76: Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sit Of an old tear that is not washed off yet.

3.) Metaphor- Scene 1; Line 1: Can I go forward when my heart is here?

4.) Alliteration- Chorus; Line 1: Now old desire doth in his his deathbed lie,

5.) Simile- Chorus; Line 6: Alike bewitchèd by the charm of looks, 1.) Metaphor- Scene I; Line 104: They have made worms' of me.

2.) Personification- Scene 3; Line 95: Now I have stained the childhood of joy

3.) Pun- Scene 1; Line 18-20: thou
wilt quarrel with a man for cracking nuts, having no other reason but because thou hast hazel eyes

4.) Simile- Scene 1; Line 11-12: Come, come, thou art as hot a Jack in thy mood as any in Italy,

5.) Alliteration- Scene 1; Line 116: This day's black fate on moe days doth depend 1.) Personification- Scene I; Line 75: That cop'st with death himself to scape from it

2.) Simile- Scene I; Line 103: Shall, stiff and stark and cold, appear like death

3.) Alliteration- Scene 2; Line 6: One of our order, to associate me

4.) Metaphor- Scene 2; Line 46: Against to-morrow. My heart is wondrous light,

5.) Pun- Scene 5; Line 37: Flower as she was, deflowered by him. 1.) Oxymoron- Scene II; Line 29: Poor living corse, closed in a dead man's tomb!

2.) Assonance- Scene 3; Line 237: You, to remove that siege of grief from her,

3.) Personification- Scene 3; Line 114: The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss

4.) Pun- Scene 3; Line 179-180: We see the ground whereon these woes do lie; but the true ground of all these piteous woes

5.) Alliteration- Scene 3; Line 288-289: And here he writes that he did buy a poison of a poor 'pothecary, Grace Langley
Due: 12-21-12
English I
3rd Period
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