Literary Devices In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Three Interesting Literary Devices in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet In William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, he used three literary devices to bring his imagination to life in such a creative and interesting way. The first literary device he used was a soliloquy, which is a lengthy speech in which a character-usually alone on stage-expresses his or her thoughts to the audience. Shakespeare’s second way of making the play more interesting was his use of asides, which is a brief remark by a character revealing thoughts or feelings to the audience, unheard by other characters. The monologues in this play also showed strong feelings of emotion, making it more interesting and exciting. Shakespeare found a way for each character to express their inner thoughts through these three literary devices.…show more content…
“O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!... For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night,” (1.5.42-51). Shakespeare used a soliloquy so the audience could grasp the feelings that Romeo had for Juliet but not letting other characters know what he was thinking. Although the soliloquies in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet are very helpful and interesting, the asides are similar and help the audience as well. The asides in Shakespeare’s tragedy help the audience know what the character is thinking while other characters are still on stage. Romeo stated: [aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? (2.2.37) Romeo is watching Juliet while she is on her balcony and he is saying how she looks like an angel; Shakespeare did this so no one would hear Romeo but the audience would know what he was feeling at that moment. Even though William Shakespeare used asides, he still needed a way to express more feelings through conversations, and that is why he used

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