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Romeo and Juliet Exa

Hither 'tis, all ye. Romeo and Juliet cards for the darkness of the test.

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First: Literary Devices I need to know these, so...>.<
Metaphor Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than, or resembles.
Personification Special kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it is human.
Aubade An early morning song (poem) whose usual motif is an urgent request to a beloved to wake up.
Pun A play on the multiple meanings of a word, or on two words that sound alike but have different meanings.
Simile Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, resembles, or than.
Oxymoron A contrast of two contradictory terms for the sake of emphasis.
Allusion Reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, myth, politics, sports, science, or pop culture.
Extended Metaphor A metaphor that is developed over several lines of writing or even throughout an entire poem.
Imagery Language that appeals to the senses.
Foreshadowing The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot.
Alliteration Repetition of the same consonant sounds in words that are close together in a poem.
Dramatic Irony Occurs when the audience or the reader knows something that a character in a play or a story does not not know.
Epithalamium (Wedding Song) A poem written to celebrate marriage.
Verbal Irony A writer or speaker says one thing, but really means something completely different.
Comic Relief A humorous scene or speech in a serious drama which is meant to provide relief from emotional intensity and by contrast, heighten the seriousness of the story.
Aside Words spoken for the audience to hear, but supposedly not heard by other characters.
Literary Devices as they relate to Romeo and Juliet Annnd wi'out further ado...
"Is the law of our side if I say 'ay'?" Aside Sampson (speaking to Gregory)
“As is a bud bit by an envious worm.” Simile Lord Montague
“Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate! O anything, of nothing first create! O heavy lightness! serious vanity! Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms! Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health! Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!” Oxymoron Romeo
“She hath Dian’s wit.” Allusion Romeo
“Such comfort as do lusty young men feel When well-appareled April on the heel Of limping winter treads.” Personification Lord Capulet
“Compare her face with some that I shall show, And I will make thee think thy swan a crow.” Metaphor Benvolio (to Romeo)
—“Read o'er the volume of young Paris’ face And find delight writ there with beauty’s pen... That book in many’s eyes doth share the glory That in gold clasps locks in the golden story.” Extended Metaphor Lady Capulet (to Juliet)
“With nimble soles. I have a soul of lead…” ("So stakes me to the ground, I cannot move") Pun Romeo (to Mercutio and Benvolio)
"Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.” Personification Romeo (to Mercutio and Benvolio)
"Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier’s neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths five fathom deep, and then anon Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes..." Imagery Mercutio, Queen Mab Speech
"This is that very Mab That plaits the manes of horses in the night And bakes the elflocks in foul sluttish hairs…” Imagery Mercutio, Queen Mab Speech
“O'er ladies' lips, who straight on kisses dream, Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues…” Imagery Mercutio, Queen Mab Speech
"And sometime comes she with a tithe-pig’s tail Tickling a parson’s nose as he lies asleep…” Imagery Mercutio, Queen Mab Speech
“I fear too early, for my mind misgives…” Foreshadowing Romeo
“It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear.” Simile Romeo
“My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words of that tongue’s utterance, yet I know the sound...” Personification Juliet (to Romeo)
“The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night…” Personification Friar Laurence
“Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies, And make her airy tongue more hoarse than mine, With repetition of my Romeo’s name.” Allusion Juliet
“…The very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-boy’s butt shaft.” Allusion Mercutio (to Benvolio, speaking of Romeo)
“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Oxymoron Juliet (to Romeo, balcony scene)
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” Metaphor Romeo (Soliloquy about Juliet's beauty; balcony scene)
“This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath…” Metaphor Juliet (to Romeo)
“For thou art As glorious to this night, being o'er my head, As is a wingèd messenger of heaven.” Simile Romeo (Soliloquy about Juliet; balcony scene)
“It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, Too like the lightning…” Simile Juliet (to Romeo, speaking of their marriage)
“And yet no further than a wanton’s bird, That lets it hop a little from his hand Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves, And with a silken thread plucks it back again, So loving-jealous of his liberty.” Simile Juliet (to Romeo)
Benvolio: “Romeo will answer it.” Mercutio: “Any man that can write may answer a letter.” Benvolio: “Nay, he will answer the letter’s master, how he dares, being dared.” Foreshadowing
“How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night, Like softest music to attending ears!” Alliteration Romeo
“And therefore have I little talked of love, For Venus smiles not in a house of tears.” Allusion Paris (to Friar Laurence)
“…Or bid me lurk Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears; Or shut me nightly in a charnel house, O'ercovered quite with dead men’s rattling bones…” Imagery Juliet (to Friar Laurence, listing e'erything she'd rather do than wed Paris)
“No warmth, no breath, shall testify thou livest..” Personification Friar Laurence (to Juliet, reassuring her the potion will work)
“The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade…” Metaphor Friar Laurence (to Juliet, assuring her the potion will work)
“Henceforward I am ever ruled by you.” (After Juliet returns from Friar Laurence's cell and her plotting...) Dramatic Irony Juliet (lying to Lord Capulet)
“ Ay, you have been a mouse-hunt in your time, But I will watch you from such watching now.” IV. Comic Relief Lady Capulet (to Lord Capulet, teasing and in a good mood as they prepare for the wedding)
“I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love. And so, good Capulet—which name I tender As dearly as my own—be satisfied.” III. Dramatic Irony Romeo (to Tybalt, who sorely wants to slay him)
“Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man.” Pun Mercutio (to Benvolio and Romeo, as he is dying :'(
“Now, Tybalt, take the “villain” back again That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company.” Foreshadowing Romeo (to Tybalt, eager to avenge Mercutio)
“O, I am fortune’s fool!” Metaphor Romeo (when he realizes what he has done)
“Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds…And may not wear them.” III. Epithalamium Juliet (Soliloquy as she waits for Romeo; beginning of Act III, Scene 2)
“Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, Toward Phoebus’s lodging.” Allusion Juliet (Soliloquy as she waits for Romeo; beginning of Act III, Scene 2)
“Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night, Give me my Romeo…” Personification Juliet (Soliloquy as she waits for Romeo; beginning of Act III, Scene 2)
“Hath Romeo slain himself? Say thou but “I”, And that bare vowel “I” shall POISON more Than the death-darting eye of a cockatrice.” Foreshadowing Juliet (to frazzled nurse bearing tidings of Tybalt's death, but Juliet misunderstands and believes Romeo is dead instead)
“ O, break, my heart, poor bankrupt (bankrout) break at once! To prison, eyes, ne'er look on liberty. Vile earth, to earth resign. End motion here, And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier.” Foreshadowing Juliet (to frazzled nurse bearing tidings of Tybalt's death, but Juliet misunderstands and believes Romeo is dead instead)
“ O, break, my hear, poor bankrupt, break at once! To prison, eyes, ne'er look on liberty. Vile earth, to earth resign. End motion here, And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier.” Dramatic Irony Juliet (to frazzled nurse bearing tidings of Tybalt's death, but Juliet misunderstands and believes Romeo is dead instead)
“O serpent heart, hid with a flow’ring face!” III. Metaphor Juliet (to nurse, upon finding out Romeo is reponsible for Tybalt's death)
“ Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical! Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despisèd substance of divinest show, Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st. A damnèd saint, an honorable villain!” Oxymoron Juliet (upon finding out Romeo has killed Tybalt)
“ And sayst thou yet that exile is not death? Hadst thou no poison mixed, no sharp-ground knife, No sudden mean of death, though ne'er so mean, But “banished” to kill me?—“Banished”!” Foreshadowing Romeo (to Friar Laurence, drowning in misery at the prospect of ne'er seeing Juliet again)
“A Thursday let it be—a Thursday, tell her, She shall be married to this noble earl.” III. Dramatic Irony Lord Capulet (to Paris and Lady Capulet)
“Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day…More light and light it grows.” Aubade Romeo and Juliet (Speaking to each other...First, Juliet tries to tell Romeo 'tis not daylight, then Romeo tries to convince her so they can stay together)
“Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.” Personification Romeo (to Juliet, sorrowful to be leaving; this line is in the aubade)
“I’ll say yon grey is not the morning’s eye, ‘Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia’s brow…” Allusion (to Artemis) Roemo (to Juliet, in denial that day has come, and that he must leave)
“O God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale.” Foreshadowing Juliet (to Romeo)
“To bear a poison, I would TEMPER it, That Romeo should.. Sleep in quiet.Myheart abhors To hear him named, and cannot come to him. To WREAK the love I bore my cousin Upon his body that slaughtered him!” LC: “Find thou the means, and I’ll find such a man.” Puns Juliet (to Lady Capulet)
“ Well, thou hast comforted me marvelous much. Go in, and tell my lady I am gone, Having displeased my father, to Lawrence’s cell To make confession and to be absolved.” Verbal Irony Juliet (lying to the nurse, for now she does not trust her with her secrets and does not want her in on them)
“Death lies on her like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.” Simile Lord Capulet (in reaction to Juliet's untimely demise)
“O lamentable day!” Metaphor Nurse (in mourning for Juliet)
"Death, that hath ta'en her hence to make me wail, Ties up my tongue and will not let me speak." Personification Lord Capulet (reaction to Juliet's "death")
“O son, the night before thy wedding day Hath death lain with thy wife.” Personification Lord Capulet (explaining the situation to a devestated Paris; speaking of Juliet)
“Death is my son-in-law, death is my heir…” Metaphor Lord Capulet (mourning his misfortune; he will have no heirs without Juliet now)
The audience knows that Juliet is not dead, but her family sorrows over her untimely "demise". This is... Dramatic Irony
“Sharp misery had worn him to the bones…” Personification Romeo (speaking of the apothecary)
“An alligator stuffed…Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty seeds…” Imagery Romeo (speaking of the apothecary's shop)
“…And that the trunk may be discharged of breath As violently as hasty powder fired Doth hurry from the fatal cannon’s womb.” V. Simile Romeo (asking the apothecary for a poison that rapidly dispatches its user)
“Contempt and beggary hangs upon thy back…” Personification Romeo (to the apothecary, trying to persuade him to sell the poison)
“The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law…” Metaphor Romeo (to the apothecary, trying to persuade him to sell the poison)
“There is thy gold—worse poison to men’s souls...Than these poor compounds thou mayst not sell.” Metaphor Romeo (to the apothecary, trying to persuade him to sell the poison)
"Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death…” Metaphor Romeo (speaking to the Capulets' tomb, wherein Juliet lies)
“Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth…” Personification Romeo (ranting at the tomb Juliet lies in)
“Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath…” Personification Romeo (to the comatose Juliet)
“We see the GROUND whereon these woes do lie, But the true GROUND of all these piteous woes We cannot without circumstance descry.” Pun First Watchman (as the prince, Montagues, and Capulets try to figure out what happened)
“The sun for sorrow will not show his head.” Alliteration/Personification Prince(to the mourning family and friends of Romeo, Juliet, and Paris)
"Part, fools! Put up your swords. You know not what you do." Benvolio <3
"Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?" Abraham (Balthasar does NOT speak in Act I, Scene 1)
Created by: Saeryn