Romeo and Juliet Terms
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reference to a well-known person, place, event, piece of literature, or artwork, Common Shakespearean allusions involve the Bible and mythology
a play on words; using different meanings of the same word ("Teachers have class.")
exaggeration for dramatic effect ("It's a thousand degrees")
repetition of consonant sounds at beginning of words ("the silence surged softly...")
a comparison between 2 unlike things using "like" or "as"
a comparison between two like things
a metaphor in which several comparisons are made; it continues for a few lines or entire poem or section
words that imitate sounds (sizzle, thud, clang, roar)
a figure of speech that combines two contradictory words placed next to each other (walking dead, jumbo shrimp)
a non-living thing has the characteristics of a person ("the moon's face")
a character who highlights or contrasts the traits of another character
the ordinary form of written language in paragraphs (not poetry)
a short speech delivered by an actor in a play, expressing the character's thoughts. The aside is directed to the audience, and it is assumed that the other actors cannot hear it
a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on the stage; think "solo"
a speech by one character in a play, story, or poem. The character is speaking to the other characters.