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PUN Play on words based on the similarity of sound between two words. (buy and bye, scent and sent, sole and soul) Ex. “cut off the heads of maids” and.

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1 PUN Play on words based on the similarity of sound between two words. (buy and bye, scent and sent, sole and soul) Ex. “cut off the heads of maids” and “maidenhead”

2 Oxymoron A combination of words that contradict each other (opposites) brawling love, loving hate cold fire, sick health

3 Foreshadowing Suggests events that have yet to occur Romeo: “My mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars…” Tybalt: “I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall convert to bitt’rest gall.”

4 Aside Spoken to the audience but unheard by other characters Juliet: (aside) Villain and he be many miles asunder.

5 Monologue Long speech by one character that is addressed to other characters on stage The Prince’s Speech pg

6 Soliloquy Long speech expressing thoughts of character alone on stage Juliet’s speech: pg

7 Personification Giving a nonhuman subject human characteristics “Death is my son-n-law…”

8 Dramatic Irony A contradiction in what the character thinks and what the audience knows to be true Juliet: Indeed I shall never be satisfied with Romeo till I behold him—dead– is my poor heart…

9 Metaphor Figure of speech spoken as if one thing were something else (compares two unlike things) Verona’s summer hath not seen such a flower. (Paris to a flower)

10 Comic Relief Interrupts a serious part of a literary work by introducing a humorous character or situation Nurse: Your love says like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind-- Where is your mother?

11 Allusion Reference to a well known person, place, event, myth, literary work, or work of art. e.g. In The Gift of the Magi, the title and details of the story refer to the biblical account of the Magi, wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. *Quote: Queen Mab’s speech p. 747

12 Alliteration Repetition of initial consonant sounds “I’ll look to like if looking liking move…”

13 Literary Device Group Analysis A.5.e Identify, analyze and evaluate the ways in which the devices the author uses achieves specific effects and shape meaning.

14 Literary Device Group Analysis A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Identify: Personification Explain: The sun is given human like characteristics. If the sun does not “show his head”, it will be a gloomy day. Effect: Shakespeare uses this device to set the tone for the resolution of the play.

15 Exit Slip Friar: Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast. 1. Identify literary device. 2. Explain the meaning of the device. 3. What is the intended effect of the device?


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