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Figurative language in Romeo and Juliet

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Transcript of Figurative language in Romeo and Juliet

Figurative language in Romeo and Juliet

> Metaphor
> Personification
> Irony
> Simile
> Hyperbole
> Oxymoron

Metaphor - a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally indicate one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness between them.
(Act 1 Scene 5)
"How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night,
Like softest music to attending ears"

(Act II, Scene VI)
"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder"

Simile-a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as
Personification-the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
Hyperbole-exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
(Act 2 Scene 2)

Romeo: "Alack their lies more peril in thine eye
Than 20 of their swords! Look thou but sweet
And I am proof against their enmity."
Act 2 Scene 2 the balcony scene
(Act 1 Scene 3)
"This precious book of love, this unbound lover,
To beautify him, only lacks a cover"

(Act II Scene II)
"But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun."
Irony-a usually humourous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony
Act 4 Scene 3
(Act I, Scene V) Juliet
"My grave is like to be my wedding bed"

(Act IV, Scene III) Juliet *speaking to Lady Capulet*
"No, madam; we have cull'd such necessaries
As are behoveful for our state to-morrow"
Act 2 Scene 2
(Act II, Scene II) Romeo
"Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief
That thou her maid art far more fair than she."

Act IV, Scene III) Capulet
"Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir,
My daughter he hath wedded."

Oxymoron-a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Act 1 Scene 1
Romeo: "Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O anything, of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!"
Refrences used for the project.
3/21/2014 and 3/24/2014

Publisher: Drake, Abby, Derek, Danielle

(Act II Scene II)
In the quote, Romeo says that Juliet is beautiful like the sun and the moon is jealous of Juliet. The moon is already sick and pale with sadness or grief.
(Act IV Scene III)Capulet
My son- in- law is dead and my daughter Juliet is also dead.
(Act I Scene V)
In this quote Romeo is explaining that he loves hearing Juliet's voice because its like a beautiful music to him.
(Act II Scene VI)
In this quote, Friar Lawrence says that Romeo and Juliet's sudden love is not going to end well.

(Act I Scene III)
In this quote Lady Capulet is explains Juliet that would make a worth husband because "This precious book of love", and she is the cover that is missing.

(Act II Scene II)
In this quote Romeo compares Juliet to the sun. He says that even that its dark outside Juliet's beauty shines brightly.

(Act I Scene V)
This quote is ironic because Juliet dies to be with Romeo.
(Act IV Scene III)
This quote is ironic because Lady Capulet believes Juliet has everything she needs for the wedding, but she actually has everything she needs
(the poison)
to pretend to die.

(Act I Scene I)
Romeo is confused and upset. He tries to describe his feelings about love using opposite expressions like "loving hate".
(Act II Scene II)
In this quote Romeo says that to Juliet that one angry look from you is worse than 20 relatives with a sword. Just look at me kindly and I will be undefeatable.

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