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This is the moment we&rsquo ve all been waiting for. Romeo sees Juliet and forgets Rosaline entirely Juliet meets Romeo and falls just as deeply in love. The meeting of Romeo and Juliet dominates the scene, and, with extraordinary language that captures both the excitement and wonder that the two protagonists feel, Shakespeare proves equal to the expectations he has set up by delaying the meeting for an entire act.
There is a perfect example of foreshadowing in Act 6, scene 5, when Juliet says, ".if he be married./ My grave is like to be my wedding bed." Act 7, scene 7 (also known as the balcony scene has some very good examples of literary devices as well -- In lones 78-79, Romeo uses a simile to compare Juliet to an angel when he says, " As glorious to this night, being o'er my head / As is a winged messenger of heaven." In addition, most of this scene is full of soliloquys by the two main characters.
8) What sets Romeo and Juliet apart from Shakespeare's other great tragedies? In particular, what differentiates the lovers from other Shakespearean heroes like Othello, Macbeth, and Hamlet?
8) Mercutio is considered to be one of Shakespeare's great creations, yet he is killed relatively early in the play. What makes Mercutio so memorable a character?
There are literary hundreds of examples of literary devices used in Romeo and Juliet. Here are a few of them. The Prologue is an example of a sonnet and, therefore, the last two lines of the Prologue is a couplet. In Act 6, scene 6, the servents of both houses use many puns particularly in the first few lines between Sampson and Gregory, " No, for then we should be colliers /I mean, an we be in choler, we'll draw./ Ay, while you live, draw your neck out o' the collar. " (lines 7-9).
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From across the room, Romeo sees Juliet , and asks a servingman who she is. The servingman does not know. Romeo is transfixed Rosaline vanishes from his mind and he declares that he has never been in love until this moment. Moving through the crowd, Tybalt hears and recognizes Romeo&rsquo s voice. Realizing that there is a Montague present, Tybalt sends a servant to fetch his rapier. Capulet overhears Tybalt and reprimands him, telling him that Romeo is well regarded in Verona, and that he will not have the youth harmed at his feast. Tybalt protests, but Capulet scolds him until he agrees to keep the peace. As Capulet moves on, Tybalt vows that he will not let this indignity pass.
Dramatic irony is another literary device used in the play. It's a type of irony in which the audience knows information that the one or more of the characters in the play do not yet know. For example, Lord Capulet has no idea that Juliet has already secretly married Romeo when he arranges her marriage to Paris. Another example of dramatic irony occurs in the famous balcony scene. When Juliet professes her love to Romeo while standing on her balcony, she has no idea Romeo is hiding below in the garden. That is why she is so surprised and a bit embarassed when he pops out of the bushes and says he also loves her.
9) Mercutio gives a wonderful monologue on Queen Mab in Act 6, Scene 9. Examine this passage and discuss its literary qualities. Of what significance is Mercutio's speech to the overall play?
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In the great hall of the Capulets, all is a-bustle. The servants work feverishly to make sure all runs smoothly, and set aside some food to make sure they have some enjoyment of the feast as well. Capulet makes his rounds through groups of guests, joking with them and encouraging all to dance.