Examples Of Personification In Romeo And Juliet Act 1 Scene 1

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Act 1 Scene 1: 1. There are several puns used in the opening of the play. The mood it gives is humours and light but you can see the hatred the Montagues have for the Capulets. 3. Benvolio's first words in the play are "Part, fools! / Put up your swords; you know not what you do."(Shakespear, 1, i, 62) He is trying to separate the servants and stop the fight. Benvolio is telling them to put their swords away and that they do not know what they are doing. This shows that Benvolio is a peacekeeper and is the more right minded, one not wanting them to fight 5. Prince uses the metaphor "With purple fountains issuing from your veins" to describe blood. The effect is him telling them not to fight because they are both noble families. You…show more content…
In this passage, there are two examples of personification. One is when Benvolio says, "Madam, and hour before the worshipp'd sun/ peer'd forth the golden..." What Benvolio is saying is an hour before the sun rose and shined through his window. This is an example of personification because we are adding the human trait of "peering" through the window to the sun. Another example of personification is when Benvolio says "A troubled mind drave me to walk abroad" What Benvolio means by this is his restless mind forced him awake. The reason this saying is personification is because he is saying his mind drove him to do something when actually it…show more content…
The lines that indicate it is morning are seen when Romeo says "Look, love, what envious streaks/Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east." (Shakespeare, 3, v, 7). Juliet thought it was still nighttime because she heard a bird's song and said it was nightingale; she believes it was a nightingale because she knows every night the nightingale chirps on the pomegranate-tree. 3. Lines that predict Romeo's death is when Juliet says, "O God, I have an ill-divining soul. /Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low/As one dead in the bottom of a tomb." (Shakespear, 3, v, 54) 4. The metaphors Capulet uses to describe Juliet's sobbing are: "Thou counterfeit’st a bark, a sea, a wind, /For still thy eyes, which I may call the sea, /Do ebb and flow with tears. The bark thy body is, /Sailing in this salt flood. The winds thy sighs, /Who, raging with thy tears, and they with them, /Without a sudden calm will overset/Thy tempest-tossed body." (Shakespeare, 3, v, 131) 6. a) Juliet is speaking to the Nurse. b) Her tone is more calm and kind but is fake because at this time she is angry with the Nurse and disappointed in her for not siding with her and comforting her

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