Romeo and Juliet

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8 terms · Literary Elements in Romeo and Juliet

Foreshadow

The author gives clues about what will happen later in the story.

Simile

Compare 2 different things using the words 'like' or 'as'

Metaphor

Comparing 2 different things (without using 'like' or 'as'

Aside

When an actor/actress speaks to the audience as the other actors/actresses continue in scene as though they do not notice

Predicament

Being in a difficult situation

Personification

To give human qualities to anything NOT human

Irony

Use of words to convey meaning that is opposite of actual/literal meaning...

"He is as smart as a soap dish."

soliloquey

a speech made by an actor to himself (thinking out loud)

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