Romeo and Juliet Analytical Essay (Topic 2a)

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Romeo and Juliet Analytical Essay (Topic 2A) Tanner Lefner In the soliloquy by Juliet recited in Capulet’s orchard in ActIII, SceneII, the literary devices are used to contribute to the Author’s purpose in the story by conveying meaning and adding feeling into what Juliet is saying. Shakespeare uses metaphors, personification, imagery, and similes to provide a more relatable outlook on the feelings Juliet is having in the orchard. Personification and Imagery paint a picture for the reader. “Gallop apace, you Fiery-footed steeds, Towards Phoebus’ lodging…” says Juliet, on page 49. This quote is referring to how she wants the day to come quicker so she can see Romeo using personification to describe the sun as “fiery-footed steeds”, and referring to Phoebus, a god, with allusion. Shakespeare paints a picture with his words when saying: “Whiter than the snow on a raven’s back” (Juliet, 49). Juliet uses personification to talk about the night and day when saying: “Come, civil night, Thou sober-suited matron, all in black…” (Juliet, 49). This is saying how Juliet also wants the next night to come because she misses Romeo. Metaphors are used when talking about subjects without coming straight out and saying what the character means. Shakespeare uses metaphors by having Juliet say things like: “If love be blind, it best agrees with night” meaning that love-making happens during the night; Juliet wants Romeo to come back because she wants to make love to him so she will be officially married to him. She uses metaphors to describe her feelings for Romeo and her feelings about her life. Similes are used to compare people, words, and things, and Shakespeare uses them to describe Romeo in the eyes of Juliet as well as describe the world around her. Juliet says things such as “Whiter than the snow on a raven’s back” (Juliet, 49) to compare her feelings
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