14 terms

Literary Term Examples from R&J I, II, III

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