Romeo and Juliet Literary Devices
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The Chorus in the prologue is an example of ____.
"feather of lead"
"Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face..."
"With nimble soles. I have a soul of lead"
"I fear too early, for my mind misgives / Some consequence yet hanging in the stars"
"If I profane with my unworthiest hand / This holy shrine, this gentle sin this: / My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand / To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss..."
"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and juliet is the Sun..."
"My love as deep. The more I give to thee, / The more I have, for both are infinite."
"Hist, Romeo, hist!"
"'Tis twenty year till then"
"It beats as if it would fall in twenty pieces."
"These violent delights have violent ends"
"My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words"
"You shall find me a grave man"
"O, that deceit should dwell / In such a gorgeous palace!"
"It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night / As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear"
"O, much I fear some ill unthrifty thing"
"O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!..."
"My grave is likely to be my wedding bed"
"Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low, / As one dead in the bottom of a tomb"
"Death lies on her like an untimely frost"
"Hath death lain with thy wife"
"Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight"
"womb of death"
"Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, / Towards Phoebus' lodging..."
The use of "Pheobus" in Act 3 Scene 2
"God knows when we shall meet again"
Juliet to Romeo, Paradox
"My love is deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have!"
Mercutio while dying, pun
"Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man."
Capulet about Juliet's "dead" body, simile
"Death lies on her like an untimely frost."
Capulet about Juliet's "dead" body, personification
"Death is my son-in-law. Death is my heir./ My daughter he hath wedded."
Romeo, balcony scene, metaphor
"It is the East, and Juliet is the sun."
"Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health."
Juliet to Romeo, foreshadowing
"Methinks I see thee, now thou art below/ as one in the bottom of a tomb."
Benvolio about Romeo, aside
"For all this same, I'll hide me hereabout: His looks I fear, and his intents I doubt."
Juliet, while waiting for Romeo, allusion
"Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, Towards Phoebus' lodging: such a wagoner / As Phaethon would whip you to the west/ And bring in cloudy night immediately."
Tybalt to Benvolio, opening fight scene, character development
"What drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee!"
Capulet to Juliet, marry Paris or else. . .
"Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise: An you be mine, I'll give you to my friend; An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, or, by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee, Nor what is mine shall never do thee good."
Friar Lawrence to Juliet, giving her the potion
"Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone;
Take thou this vial, being then in bed..."
Romeo to Juliet, in the tomb to her "dead" body
"Death that hath sucked the honey of thy breath,
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty."
Prince to the families at the end of the play
"And I for winking at you discords too,
Hath lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished!"
Juliet to Romeo, don't swear your love by the moon -- it changes
"Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon."
Prince at the end of the play
"Never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
Friar Lawrence to Romeo, a warning about his passion for Juliet -- theme statement
"Violent delights have violent ends."
Friar Lawrence to Romeo after agreeing to the marriage
"Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast."
Chorus, Act II prologue, theme statement
"Passion lends them power"