Romeo & Juliet - Romeo

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- Heaven

- Banished

- Fine

- Young Waverer

- Fire-eyed fury

- Hell

- Stony Limits

- Valor's steel

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Key Quote

'O brawling love.. O loving hate' Act 1: Scene 1

Love & passion

- Oxymorons

- Overdramatic sadness over Rosaline

- All emotions created by either love or hate (Key Idea)

'Cold fire'

Love and Hate

- Oxymoron

- 'cold' represents Rosaline

- 'fire' unreciprocated passion from Romeo to Rosaline

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Key Quote

'Bright smoke' Act 1: Scene 1


- he loves Rosaline, but has come to terms that his love is doomed

- 'bright' happiness, positivity

- 'smoke', reality is less hopeful, more gloomy + depressing

- Shakesperean audience-- more understanding

- Modern-- naive + laughable

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Romeo's monologue - Party

rhyming couplets:

- finality,

- resolution,

- conviction

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Key Quote

'A snowy dove trooping with crows' Act 1: Scene 5

- Juliet is the most beautiful

- Compares other people to crows

- 'crow' connotes dirtiness, ugly

- 'dove' purity, innocence, beauty, valued in 18th century

'it seems she hangs upon the cheek of night'

- compares to a star

- personification

- Celestial imagery

- precious jewel

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Key Quote

'She doth teach the torches to burn bright' Act 1: Scene 5

- her beauty is brighter than any torch + her presence lights up the room

- he's immedietly struck by her beauty

- alliteration, draws attention to her beauty

- plosive 'b' suggests he's experiencing a powerful feeling when he sees her + is overwhelmed

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Key Quote

'arise fair sun... kill the envious moon' Act 2: Scene 2


- metaphor, juliet is the sun, sun is essential for life, as is their love

- personification, the moon is jealous

- hyperbole, shows youth

- elevating her to a higher status

- celestial imagery

'fairest stars in all of heaven'

- religious imagery

- brighter than stars

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Key Quote

'O I am fortunes fool' Act 3: Scene 1

- blames the death of mercutio + tybalt on fate

- personification

- afraid of consequences = not taking responsibility

- he cannot control his fate

- he has ruined his future together with Juliet

- He is fate's plaything, a greater power controls his destiny

- love is doomed

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Key Quote

'Is love a tender thing?.. pricks like a thorn' Act 1: Scene 5

Love+ nature

- Similie

- rhetorical question, agonising over things/love, questions value of love

- 'rose' beauty can be dangerous, love can hurt

- juxtaposition, duality of love

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Key Quote

'Beauty too rich for use, for Earth too dear' Act 1: Scene 5

- celestial, transcending to stars

- hyperbole, typical of Romeo

- idolising love + juliet, against religious beliefs, frowned upon

- imagery of price/cost, value of love, costs of their lives

- superlative repetition, elevation of Juliet

- metaphor, views her as being heavenly and perfect

- Love and Juliet idealised, seen as angelic

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Key Quote

'I defy you stars' Act 5: Scene 1


- Just learned of Juliets death

- Juliet now belongs to stars

- 'defy' ironic since he believes that everything happens due to fate, so his anger is causing him to attempt to oppose the powers that have caused everything to happen

- denies fate's hold on him

- ironically, it's his suicide that leads to juliet's death

- Inevitability, his defience is futil, his path is fixed

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Key Quote

'Thy drugs are quick' Act 5: Scene 3

- Time

- death is quick and sudden, like their romance

- symbolism

- he is hasty + his haste leads to juliet's death

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