: representation in words of a vivid sensory experience
Example: In Act 1, Scene 5, lines 55 and 56, Romeo uses imagery to describe Juliet¶s beauty when he says, ³Soshows a dove trooping with crows / As yonder lady o¶er her fellows shows.´
What comparison is Romeo making here?He¶s comparing dove to a crow
: perspective of the person who is telling the story
Example: In Act 1, Scene 5, Tybalt is upset that Romeo, a Montague, has come to his Uncle¶s party. Hesays, ³I¶ll not endure him´ (85). His point-of-view is that an enemy should not be allowed to attend the party.
Write a line from Capulet that shows he has a different point-of-view from that of his nephew Tybalt.Capuletsays to let him stay
: a statement that might seem to contradict itself but is nevertheless true; for example, ³less is more.´
Example: In Act 1, Scene 5, line 152, Juliet expresses a paradox when she speaks of Romeo, saying, ³My onlylove sprung from my only hate.´ This seems to be a contradictory statement, because love and hate are opposites.
How is Romeo both Juliet¶s love and her hated enemy?Because they love each other, but one is capulet and theother is montague
: similar sounds between the ends of two words
Example: In the Prologue to Act 2, the Chorus speaks in a sonnet, a form of a poem. thefirst four lines contain alternating rhymes: Now old desire doth in his deathbed lie, And young affection gapes to be his heir. That fair for which love groanedfor and would die, With tender Juliet matched, is now not fair.
Find four more rhyming lines in the second prologue.
: an implied comparison between two unlike things
Example: In Act 2, Scene 2, line 3, Romeo uses a metaphor, saying, ³Juliet is the sun,´meaning that Juliet is bright and beautiful.
What is another metaphor that Romeo uses for Juliet in this scene (see line 29)?You are as glorious as an angeltonight.
: a speech an actor gives as though talking to himself or herself
Example: Romeo starts his famous soliloquy about Juliet with the words, ³But soft, whatlight through yonder window breaks´ (II.ii.2). He is speaking to himself about Juliet.