Literary Devices In Romeo And Juliet

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Many scholars have speculated about the life and career of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. The play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare 's most popular plays during his lifetime. It was written with five acts in 1595. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses many literary devices such as pun, dramatic irony, and personification to create his themes of fate, love, and gender roles and discuss the tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet.
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The use of common, era specific ideas on love helps to deliver the message that it can take on many forms. Because Romeo and Juliet 's sincere passion changes their views on love, the play suggests that true love is found beyond shallow attraction. To emphasize the theme of love, Shakespeare often conflicts it with hate. For example the flower is a symbol of conflict, because it could be both poison and medicine, life and death, or love and hate. An example of the love shown by the nurse is done throughout the first act. The nurse is a caretaking of young Juliet so she grows to care for Juliet like a mother would. An example of the Nurse acting like Juliet’s mother is when she meets Romeo and tries to find out what type of guy he is. When the nurse talks about Juliet’s fall when she was a child she is foreshadowing what it to come. The Nurse also foreshadows the tragedy to come when she tells Juliet, "An I might live to see thee married once" (I.iii). Which actually does occur, because Juliet is married once and then dies shortly after. Moving forward there is also a type of proper love for this play displayed through Paris’s love for Juliet. Firstly, Romeo and Juliet are not supposed to be married since their families are enemies, so that made Paris a prime candidate. An arranged marriage during this era was not uncommon so by Juliet’s father arranging her marriage with Paris it is considered more proper than a marriage with Romeo would. This is also an example of a dramatic irony within Shakespeare’s writing. Lastly, there is the strong passionate romance displayed by Romeo and Juliet through metaphor and personification. An example of personification used to emphasize their love is given by Juliet when she is waiting on her windowsill

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