Romeo and Juliet Imagery

Romeo and Juliet Imagery

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we gon teach sme fools

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  • Imagery
  • "..Take him and cut him out in little stars.."
  • "It is the east, and Juliet is the sun."
  • Act II, Scene II
  • Act III, Scene V
  • using figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses
  • Act V, Scene III
  • "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun." 69.1-2
  • Use of Imagery as Comparison
  • "It was the lark, the herald of the morn, no nightingale... Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain-tops. I must be gone and live, or stay and die." 157.6-11
  • Light V. Darkness
  • "A grave? O, no. A lantern, slaughtered youth, for here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes this vault a feasting presence full of light." 225.84-86
  • Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses imagery to compare Juliet to light, and Romeo to darkness. This comparison helps tie into the fact that in real life that light is the opposite to darkness and that the two are opposites but also complement each other.
  • This theme plays on the fact that light and darkness are equal, although they are opposites. it doesn't make a comparison of darkness being bad and light being good but, rather the night allows them to be the lovers they aren't meant to be, and the sun reveals them.
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