Romeo and Juliet Act 2 literary devices

“It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”Romeo Metaphor
“My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words of thy tongue’s untiring, yet I know the sound.”Juliet Personification (ears don’t drink…)
“Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow,/ That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops.”Romeo Imagery
“I have no joy of this contract tonight,/It is too rash, too unadvis’d, too sudden,/Too like the lightning”Juliet Simile
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,/My love as deep”Juliet Simile
“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow”Juliet Oxymoron (sorrow isn’t sweet, right?)
“Now old desire doth in his deathbed lie…” Personification (and alliteration, too!)
“The grey-ey’d morn smiles on the frowning night,/Check’ring the eastern clouds with streaks of light”Friar Lawrence Personification
“And flecked darkness like a drunkard reels”Friar Simile
“The earth that’s nature’s mother is her tomb;/What is her burying grave, that is her womb”Friar Metaphor
“Without his roe, like a dried herring: O flesh, flesh, how art thou fishified!”Mercutio 1.Pun2. Simile3. Alliteration
“So smile the heavens upon this holy act/That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!”Friar Personification
“These violent delights have violent ends,/And in their triumph die like fire and powder.”Friar Foreshadowing (and imagery, too!)
“Shall I hear more or shall I speak at this?”Romeo, below Juliet’s balcony Aside
“Oh, he’s the courageous captain of compliments.” Alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds Definition of Alliteration
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as Definition of Simile
to use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. This word is associated with mental pictures. Definition of Imagery
Words spoken aloud by one of the characters in a play to the audience. None of the other characters hear the words. Definition of Aside