How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

Romeo & Juliet figurative language

STUDY
PLAY
simile
comparison using like or as
metaphor
comparison NOT using like or as
hyperbole
use of great exaggeration
dramatic irony
audience knows something a character does not
oxymoron
combination of words that contradict each other
pun
a play on words involving words with two meanings
alliteration
the same sound begins words
allusion
reference to history, mythology, or literature
iambic pentameter
unstressed followed by stressed syllables, 10 syllables per line
foreshadow
a hint of what could happen
slant rhyme
when words have the same end consonant or vowel sound, but not both - not exact rhyme
monologue
a speech by one character that is spoken so other characters can hear
soliloquy
a character's inner most thoughts, character speaks on stage but only audience/reader can hear
personification
when something nonhuman is given human qualities or characteristics