Romeo & Juliet figurative language

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simile

comparison using like or as

metaphor

comparison NOT using like or as

hyperbole

use of great exaggeration

dramatic irony

audience knows something a character does not

oxymoron

combination of words that contradict each other

pun

a play on words involving words with two meanings

alliteration

the same sound begins words

allusion

reference to history, mythology, or literature

iambic pentameter

unstressed followed by stressed syllables, 10 syllables per line

foreshadow

a hint of what could happen

slant rhyme

when words have the same end consonant or vowel sound, but not both - not exact rhyme

monologue

a speech by one character that is spoken so other characters can hear

soliloquy

a character's inner most thoughts, character speaks on stage but only audience/reader can hear

personification

when something nonhuman is given human qualities or characteristics

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