Readers find personification in lines 18 through 20 of "Romeo and Juliet," beginning with Juliet’s short speech while waiting for Romeo, "for thou wilt lie upon the wings of the night, whiter than new snow on a raven’s back; come, gentle night, come, loving black browed night." Personification refers to the assignment of human qualities and characteristics to nonhuman and inanimate objects.
In lines 18 through 20 of "Romeo and Juliet," personification describes the wings of the night and black brows of the night as well. The night, as an inanimate object, does not actually have wings or brows, but ascribing it those human qualities creates a mysterious and majestic mood.Learn More
The denouement in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," occurs after the two lovers take their lives. Another aspect of the denouement transpires when their feuding families agree to stop feuding.Full Answer >
Romeo speaks an aside in Act II, Scene ii of "Romeo and Juliet" when he is standing beneath the balcony where Juliet is speaking, unaware that anyone hears her. Juliet is professing her love for Romeo, and he says "Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?"Full Answer >
One example of a simile in William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" is in Act 1, scene 4, when Romeo says that love "pricks like thorn." Another occurs in Act 2, scene 2, when Romeo says that lover's tongues are "like softest music to attending ears."Full Answer >
William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," mentions in Act 4, Scene 4, "They call for dates and quinces in the pastry." This is the only specific mention of food in the play resembling the typical diet of upper class Italians in the 16th century.Full Answer >