Romeo and Juliet Literary Examples

allusion (ex) Tybalt’s name: Reynard the fox, the prince of cats
allusion (ex) dian’s wit: the goddess that i sworn against men, the hunter
aside (ex) when Romeo says “Is she a capulet”
aside (ex) when Juliet says “amen” when speaking to the nurse
soliloquy (ex) when Juliet is talking on her balcony and doesn’t know Romeo is listening
sonnet the chorus speaking at the beginning of Act 1
sonnet (ex) the first time Romeo and Juliet speak to each other
allegory (ex) animal farm
allegory (ex) The lion the witch and the wardrobe
apostrophe (ex) when juliet speaks to the rope ladder
apostrophe (ex) when Friar Lawrence speaks to his plants
monologue (ex) Mercutio speaking about Queen Mab
monologue (ex) when Romeo speaks about Juliet in her backyard (But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?It is the east, and Juliet is the sun….)
blank verse Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much. Which mannerly devotion shows in this.
dramatic irony In Act 4, scene 5, the Nurse and the Capulets find Juliet ‘dead’ in her bedroom. The Friar and the audience both know that Juliet is only in a coma. This is an example of what literary term?
comic relief Mercutio insults the nurse by suggesting that her fan has a better looking…
foil Benvolio is a____________for Mercutio because Benvolio is more serious.
oxymoron A glooming peace
paradox to truly appreciate life one must accept the reality of death (appears to be false, but in reality expresses a possible truth)
poetic justice In Romeo and Juliet, the Montague and Capulet families experience_________________________as their age old feud comes to an end only with the deaths of their children.
pun ask for me tomorrow and you shall fine me a GRAVE man
tragedy the young lovers-are faced with a momentous obstacle that results in a horrible and fatal conclusion

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