Literary Term Examples from R&J I, II, III
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Examples of this can be found in the prologue, hinting to what is going to happen in the play
This is used to show the nurse is uneducated and reinforces her comic effect.
During one of these, Romeo expresses his love and admiration for Juliet.
Angry Tybalt is this to peaceful Benvolio.
An example of this is when Benvolio is asking for peace while holding his sword.
Romeo compares Juliet's eyes to the stars. Juliet compares Romeo to a rose.
An example of this is when Mercutio says, "Dreamers often lie" (I. iv.).
Romeo uses this to emphasize his exuberant love for Juliet through visual descriptions.
An example of this is Romeo saying he would do anything for Juliet and saying how much he loves her.
Love can cause violence.
The Capulets versus the Montagues is an example of this.
The Friar keeps asking Romeo the same question, "There art thou happy" while he was blubbering about being banished.
At the end of the famous balcony scene, Juliet says, "Parting is such sweet sorrow" (II.ii.199-200).
During one of these, Friar Laurence contemplates good and evil while taking care of his plants.
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