Literary Devices in Romeo and Juliet PUN: Play on the ___________________ of a word or on two words that _______________________________________________________________. EXAMPLE: ASIDE: Words that are spoken by a character in a play to ____________________ or ________________________________ but that are not supposed to be _______________________________________________________________. IAMBIC PENTAMETER: Line of poetry that contains ____ stressed and ____ unstressed ________________. Line has a total of __________________. *The ____________ and __________________________ Shakespearean characters speak in iambic pentameter. EXAMPLE: (underline the stressed syllables) But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? ALLITERATION: Repetition of the _______________or _________________ _______________ sounds usually at the ___________________ of words that are __________________ in a poem. EXAMPLES: ALLUSION: ________________ to something ________________. Many of Shakespeare’s allusions will be to _____________________. OXYMORON: A figure of speech that combines __________________ (or ________________) terms. EXAMPLES: MONOLOGUE A long _______________ by one character to _______________________________________________ on stage EXAMPLES: SOLILOQUY A speech by a character, _____________________, speaking to ____________, _________________, or the __________________. In a play, you are ______________________________________________ of the characters so soliloquies allow that _______________________________________. EXAMPLES: PERSONIFICATION Imagery that gives __________________ objects _________________ feelings and attributes. Personification adds to ________________________ because it endows objects or abstractions with ________________, enabling them to ____________, __________, and _________________ like a ____________________. EXAMPLE: VERSE: A _____________________ Shakespeare’s audience _____________________ actors to speak ________________________. The poetic style would be suitable for ______________, great affairs of _______________________, _______________________, and moments of ________________________ or ___________________________. Notice that Shakespeare’s verse is not _____________________________. PROSE: ___________________________________ that follows the natural flow of ____________________. Prose would be used for the lines said by ______________________________ such as __________________, ___________________, or ____________. Prose is also used to express ____________________ or __________________. Notice all the places prose is used within the play. Examples: FOILS: Characters whose personalities, wants, desires, etc. __________________________. Watch for all the different _________________________ within Romeo and Juliet. Examples: HYPERBOLE: -Extravagant and obvious ___________________________. -In Shakespeare’s time, many poets and dramatists went ___________________, this added to the _________________________.