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Romeo and Juliet

Literary Elements in Romeo and Juliet
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Foreshadow
The author gives clues about what will happen later in the story.
Simile
Compare 2 different things using the words 'like' or 'as'
Metaphor
Comparing 2 different things (without using 'like' or 'as'
Aside
When an actor/actress speaks to the audience as the other actors/actresses continue in scene as though they do not notice
Predicament
Being in a difficult situation
Personification
To give human qualities to anything NOT human
Irony
Use of words to convey meaning that is opposite of actual/literal meaning...

"He is as smart as a soap dish."
soliloquey
a speech made by an actor to himself (thinking out loud)

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