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Romeo and Juliet- Figurative Language

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Romeo and Juliet- Figurative Language
language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. When a writer uses literal language, he or she is simply stating the facts as they are.
What is
figurative language
?
imagery
simile
metaphor
alliteration
hyperbole
personification
onomatopoeia
oxymoron
allusion
symbol/ symbolism
Imagery
visually describes



Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs; Being purg'd, a fire sparkling in lovers
How?
It's giving you a visual description on what love actually is Romeo's eyes. It's putting an image into your mind, so you can vizualize what he's feeling
translation according to no fear: a smoke made out of lovers' sighs. When the smoke clears, love is a fire burning in your lover’s eyes.
Simile
comparison of two things using LIKE or AS
Is love a tender thing? it is too rough, Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.
How?
It is a simile because it is comparing love to a thorn that pricks like a thorn
No Fear: Is love really tender? I think it’s too rough, too rude, too rowdy, and it pricks like a thorn.
Metaphor
comparison of two or more things, NOT using like or as.
saying one thing is another
What, ho! you men, you beasts,That quench the fire of your pernicious rage
How?
This is a meaphor because it is saying the men are beasts
You there! You men, you beasts, who satisfy your anger with fountains of each others' blood!
Alliteration
occurence of the same letter or sound by closely connected words
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes; A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.
How?
This is Alliteration because there is repition of "f"
The son of one family and the daughter of the other,
Having become lovers, commit suicide,
Hyperbole
exaggerated statement; not meant to be taken literally
" I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague’s. "
How?
It is a hyperbole because he did not literally mean he was going to take the wall but that he would make them walk in the gutters
If I pass one of them on the street, I’ll take the side closer to the wall and let him walk in the gutter.
Personification
gives human qualities to in-human things
"Madam, an hour before the worshipped sun
Peered forth the golden window of the east..."
How?
It is personification because the sun does not actually peer forth as humans do.
"Madam, I had a lot on my mind an hour before dawn this morning, so I went for a walk"
Onomatopoeia
formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
"who, nothing hurt withdrawl, hissed him in scorn"
How?
It is an onomatopoeia because it is saying the air hissed
"He taunted me and waved his sword around, making the air hiss"
Oxymoron
figure of speech in which apparent contradictory terms appear in conjunction
"O loving hate,
O anything of nothing first created!
O heavy lightness"
How?
It is an oxymoron because it's contradicting itself, hate is not usually loving and lightness, heavy.
O loving hate! Love that comes from nothing! Sad happiness!
Allusion
A direct or indirect refernce to something famous or well known
"Should in the farthest east begin to draw The shady curtains from Aurora’s bed, Away from light steals home my heavy son"
How?
This an allusion because Aurora is a famous fairy tail character well known throughout the world and old tales told to kids around camp fires
But as soon as the sun rises in the east, my sad son comes home to escape the light.
Symbols/ Symbolism
Something that represents or stands for something else especially a material object representing something abstract
Thumbiting
Foolishness of the entire Capulet/ Montague ued and the stupidity of violence in general
Queen Mab
Dreams of sleepers, power of waking fantasies, daydreams, or desires
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