Hyperbole In Romeo And Juliet

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How does Shakespeare make Act 1 Scene 5 dramatically effective? Line 43 is a classic example of hyperbole. Romeo makes contrasting comparisons, showing how he feels about Juliet from the moment they see each other. “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” explains that in Romeo’s eyes Juliet’s beauty is responsible for all the light in the room. Additionally, Romeo effectively verbalizes “So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows” means Shakespeare wants the audience to know how beautiful Juliet is by using a metaphor. To Romeo, Juliet stands out of any crowd, no matter how big the size of that crowd. Another contrast is between Romeo’s love language and Capulet’s teasing and light- hearted attitude towards love. Evidently, Tybalt is showing his anger through this speech and is still wrathful following the fight in act 1: scene1 and Capulet’s casual answer only made Tybalt even more frustrated. A further contrast was between Romeo’s romantic attitude that night and Tybalt’s hateful language contrast beautifully and make the two languages seem even more…show more content…
“O then dear saints let lips dowhat hands do.” Romeo uses these words as a subtle way of saying he wants a kiss, and by doing so increases the audience’s awareness of Romeo’s passionate nature. Juliet then replies with, “Saints do not move, though grant for prayers effect I take.” This is a confirmation that she has also felt a connection with him, and allows Romeo to kiss her. Shakespeare has used fantastic religious imagery here to indicate again what Juliet is like in Romeo’s mind. He refers to Juliet as a “holy shrine” and his lips are “two blushing pilgrims” When saying this, Romeo is telling us that to him Juliet is something he would worship, and his lips are the
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