Juliet's "What's in a name?" and Romeo's "What light through yonder window breaks?" are two examples of soliloquies in "Romeo and Juliet." A soliloquy is defined as a speech in which a character in a play expresses his o... More »

A primary example of foreshadowing in William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" occurs in Act 1, Scene 2, when Benvolio tells Romeo, "Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die."... More »

William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is generally regarded as a tragedy because it features dramatic and devastating events when the two main protagonists die at the end. It doesn't, however, fit the conventional mod... More »

William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is filled with examples of hyperbole, such as when Romeo says that "[t]he brightness of [Juliet's] cheek would shame those stars, / As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven / W... More »

The falling action in "Romeo and Juliet" starts to happen in Act III, Scene ii,- after Romeo kills Tybalt. Juliet becomes confused as to what to feel because her new secret husband is now banished from Verona while her b... More »

The most well-known dramatic foil character in "Romeo and Juliet" is Mercutio. He acts as a direct opposite of the protagonist, Romeo. Mercutio is a skeptic, while Romeo is a romantic. Foils are used to bring emphasis to... More »

William Shakespeare most likely wrote "Romeo and Juliet" between 1591 and 1596. However, the play was not published until 1597, and its first documented performance was not until 1662. More »

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