Romeo and Juliet Literary Elements for Spring Final

  1. Pun
    the humorous use of a word of phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meaning or: a play on words
  2. Hyperbole
    obvious and intentional exaggeration
  3. alliteration
    the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid.
  4. Similie
    a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared with the use of like or as
  5. Metaphor
    the comparison of two unlike objects without the use of like or as
  6. Imagery
    descriiptive writing that enabls the reader to use their senses and see, hear, or feel what is being described
  7. Blank Verse
    unrhymed verse, especially the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and relective verse
  8. Rhymed Couplet
    two lines of poetry that rhyme
  9. antithesis
    the direct opposite (usually followed by of or to) : Her behavior was the very antithesis of cowardly
  10. Verbal Irony
    irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning
  11. Couplet
    a pair of successive lines of poetry
  12. Dramatic Irony
    When the audience knows something that the characters do not
  13. Soliloquy
    the act of talking while or as if alone
  14. Apostrophe
    addressing someone who is not present or does not exist
  15. allusion
    a reference to past events in history, literature, etc.
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Romeo and Juliet Literary Elements for Spring Final
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