Essay about William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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“Term” “Definition” “Source of Definition(url)” “Literary example” “Source of Literary example(title and author of piece)”
1 “Alliteration” “a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series” “http://literarydevices.net/alliteration/” “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes; A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life” -William Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet”
2 “Allusion” “a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance” “http://literarydevices.net/allusion/” “The two knitting women increase his anxiety by gazing at him and all the other sailors with knowing unconcern. Their eerie looks suggest that they know what will happen (the men dying), yet don’t care.” -Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”
3 “Anadiplosis” “repetition of a word or words in successive clauses in such a way that the second clause starts with the same word which marks the end of the previous clause” “http://literarydevices.net/anadiplosis/” “For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas and hath not left his peer.” -John Milton’s “Lycidas”
4 “Anaphora” “the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect” “http://literarydevices.net/anaphora/” “What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? what dread grasp Dare its deadly” -William Blake “The Tyger”
5 “Antithesis”…

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