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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... More »

Essentially, an aside is something said by character for the audience's benefit, but it is not meant to be heard by the other characters. Asides are usually a character speaking to themselves, though sometimes characters... More »

Several examples of juxtaposition in "Romeo and Juliet" have to do with light contrasted with dark, as in Romeo's description of Juliet in Act I, Scene 5: "It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/ Like a rich jewel in... More »

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