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Compare how Romeo's feeling of love for Rosaline differs to his love for Juliet. How does Shakespeare use language and structure to convey Romeo's feelings?

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´╗┐Romeo and Juliet Essay- Compare how Romeos feeling of love for Rosaline differs to his love for Juliet. How does Shakespeare use language and structure to convey Romeos feelings? Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story written but William Shakespeare. The book was first published in 1597 and is well known by people all around the world. It is a play set in Italy, Verona in the 17th century. It is about ?two star crossed lovers? who fall in love at first sight. But they come from families, the Montague?s and the Capulet?s, who hate each other and know that they are not allowed to marry one another. Romeo and Juliet are so in love and truthful to each other, ?as true as the stars above?, that they decide to have a secret marriage. However due to their families fighting, they both take their own lives for each other and to put a stop to the feud between their families. In this essay I will be comparing how Romeo?s feeling of love for Rosaline (Act 1 Scene 1) ...read more.

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He uses an oxymoron to show how confused he is about his love for Rosaline as Shakespeare emphasis things by combining two normally contradictory terms. Oxymoron?s can also be very effective because they are a figure of speech, intentionally used for rhetorical effect. This tells us that Shakespeare?s intention to show love, was that he wanted to make everything that Romeo says very dramatic and and make him seem desperate. The exclamation marks show his anger towards the situation he is in. As the word ?brawling? means to fight or quarrel in a rough or noisy way. I think that Romeo is implying that he is annoyed and wants to get away from all the ?drama? (as Romeo would want to describe it) happening in his life. As well as the use of oxymorons, he has also used Caesura which is a break or pause in the middle of a line. When it is read aloud it sounds as if someone is asking you a question. In this case caesura has being used when Romeo says ?Why, Then,? in the same way, if Shakespeare had used question marks it would have sounded very similar. ...read more.

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?O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art?- 2, 2, 26 Romeo is trying to convey his love for her by calling her an ?angel?. This suggests that she takes him away from all the bad memories. This could also mean that even when they die they will both be together in heaven. The word 'bright' tells us that she stands out to him over anything else and he would do anything for her. As far as getting killed. The line after this says 'As glorious to this night, being o'er my head'. This tells us what Romeo thinks of Juliet, as glorious and as wonderful as her hear. Overall I think that Romeo and Juliet had a better connection because there was no spark between Romeo and Rosaline. Romeo portrays his love for Juliet as very easy. He seems to be much more comfortable with her compared to Rosaline as he can be himself around her and tell her anything even though they are from two completely different families who hate each other. He would even risk meeting her on her balcony even when he was risking his own life. ...read more.

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