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What techniques and devices does Shakespeare use to show the power and beauty of the love between Romeo and Juliet?

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Introduction

What techniques and devices does Shakespeare use to show the power and beauty of the love between Romeo and Juliet? In this essay I will be exploring the different language devises that Shakespeare uses to show the powerful bond between Romeo and Juliet. The actual play is about two teenage people that fall in love at first sight, but their families have an "ancient grudge" which will doom the love and relationship between Romeo and Juliet. One of the techniques that Shakespeare uses to express the real love Romeo has for Juliet but with him also imagining he is in love with Rosaline, he uses good exaggerated language. The play begins with an opening with Romeo brooding as he is in love with a girl called Rosaline. On lines 162 - 172 he uses opposites "...O heavy lightness", this is a figure of speech known as oxymoron. Romeo is feeling very miserable because he is in love with Rosaline, always thinking about her, "From love's weak childish blow she lives uncharmed." But this love is unrequited, Romeos best friends thinks the cure is too forget her but Romeo thinks it would be better and easier to forget to think, "O teach me how I should forget to think", we think that Romeo is in love with being in love. ...read more.

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Again we can see the power and love of Romeo and Juliet, as Romeo sneaks back to Juliet's balcony, once the party has ended, "but soft, what light through yonder window breaks? ... It is the east and Juliet is the sun.". This scene is widely famous around the world as Romeo's language is comparing Juliet to be as beautiful as the sun, the stars and the heavens. He is expressing that to him Juliet is the world he calls her his "Bright Angel". Whilst Juliet is expressing the love she has to give Romeo by talking about the vastness of the sea, "My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love is as deep", This all shows the religion and purity of there powerful bonding love. Soon Juliet asks Romeo to decide when they are to be married, but this marriage arrangement has to be kept a very deep secret as the families have an ancient feud. Later on Juliet vows that after the marriage server, she is to "follow my lord throughout the world", this might be a slight hint that they are going to leave Verona. ...read more.

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As one dead in the bottom of a tomb". As we can now see later Juliet would rather have die that to wed Paris, "O bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, From of the battlements of any tower, or walk in thievish way, or bid me lurk, Where serpents are..". Then we look at final part of the story where Romeo and Juliet would rather have death as one than to live life apart. Juliet played trickery on her family as she took a potion to make her family believe she was dead so that she would skip the marriage between her and Paris. Now that Romeo believes Juliet is dead he takes his own life next to her, as he is dieing the body of Juliet awakens, so then Juliet decides to take death with him rather than live life without him, this shows what techniques and devices Shakespeare uses to show to power and beauty of the love between Romeo and Juliet. This essay was written to try and explore the way that Shakespeare uses to entice power and beauty in different language devices and techniques in the story of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare does not only succeed in the above, he also turns this tragedy into a powerful, beautiful play. James Deer ...read more.

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