Examples Of Figurative Language In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare in which he creates an interesting theme of violence. He does this by using techniques such as, descriptive language, word choice, and figurative language. In the story, two households which are as renowned as one another hold a lifelong hatred for each other, when an outburst of violence occurs, causing death and injury among innocent people, born from two people with a mutual hatred come forth two lovers which take their lives tragically, and with their death ends the lifelong feud of the Capulets, and Montagues. Something that only the death of the families could end once and for all. William Shakespeare created an interesting theme of violence by his use of figurative language throughout …show more content…

An example of this is in act 3 scene 1 before the fight between Romeo and Tybalt. Benvolio says, “here comes the furious Tybalt back again.” you can imagine the way that Benvolio was saying that line by the use of tone, William Shakespeare used context to his advantage, he was able to manipulate the way that you portray each character as a bad person when they come between the love of Romeo and Juliet. The way that he punctuates the parts shows the intended mood of the …show more content…

This is shown in act 3 scene 1 after Tybalt re-enters and Romeo responds to Benvolio by saying “Alive - in triumph! And Mercutio slain! Away to heaven, respective lenity, and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! Now, Tybalt, take the ‘villain’ back again That late thou gavest me – for Mercutio's soul Is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” this part came across as quite an emotional part and you could most likely imagine how it is said. This is because of the way that William Shakespeare used emotive language and punctuation in his favour to be able to achieve imaginative writing and make an interesting theme of violence throughout the

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