Imagery Romeo and Juliet

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  • Imagery
  • Imagery is a visual description or figurative language used in a literary work.
  • Artificial Night
  • Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out And makes himself an artificial night.
  • "Winged Messenger of Heaven"
  • Here Shakespeare explains the meaning of Imagery in his play Romeo and Juliet.
  • The Capulet Tomb
  • Romeo represents darkness. In act 1 scene 1 Romeo has made an artificial night for himself because he was upset about Rosaline.
  • Lightness vs Darkness
  • "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright,"
  • “When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
  • In act 2 scene 2 Romeo uses imagery to say that Juliet is an angel. He says that she is "As glorious to this night" as is "a winged messenger of heaven."
  • Fate
  • Romeo uses imagery when he says "Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death, Gorged with the dearest morsel of the earth, Thus I enforce thy rotten jaws to open, And in despite I'll cram thee with more food."
  • Imagery is used many time to show the theme of lightness vs darkness. Romeo represents the night(dark) and Juliet represents the day(light).
  • In the prologue imagery is used to show that their fights will lead of violence and bloodshead.
  • Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
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