Figurative Language Romeo and Juliet Act 1

Allusion Dian’s wit
Simile Love… it pricks like a thorn
Simile It seems she hangs upon the cheek of light as a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s
Simile Scaring the ladies like a crow keeper
Simile Begot of nothing, but vain fantasy, which is as thin of substance as the air
Metaphor What ho! You men, you beasts, That quench the fire of your pernicious rage
Metaphor Peered forth from the golden window of the east
Metaphor Think thy swan a cow
Metaphor Love is a smoke with the fine of sighs
Metaphor My lips, two blushing pilgrims
Personification Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my Breast
Personification These happy masks that kiss fair ladies’ brows
Personification Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she
Hyperbole I warrant, An I should live a thousand years
Oxymoron O brawling love, o loving hate, o heavy lightness, serious vanity, feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health
Pun You have dancing shoes with nimble soles. I have a soul of lead
Pun That dreamers often lie.
Foreshadowing By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
Foreshadowing If he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed

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