Romeo and Juliet quotes and literary terms/themes/motifs

Gregory, on my word, we’ll not carry coals
Sampson said it-Pun, comic relief, example of feuding

If ever you disturb our streets again, / Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace
Prince Escalus said it-foreshadowing, example of feuding

I fear… with this night’s reveals… some vile forfeit of untimely death
Romeo said it- Foreshadowing, dramatic irony, example of light and dark motif

O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! … / Did my heart love till now? Foreswear it sight! For neer I saw true beauty till this night
Romeo said it-apostrophe, example of light and dark motif, example of infatuation, dramatic irony

Tis he, that villain Romeo….

I’ll not endure him. / …this intrusion shall, / Now seemingly sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall

Tybalt said it-example of feud, dramatic irony, foreshadowing

My only love, sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me. That I must love a loathed enemy.

Juliet said it-example of infatuation, example of feuding

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? / It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!
Romeo said it-soliloquy, example of light and dark, example of infatuation

In one respect I’ll thy assist be; ? For this alliance nay so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love
Friar Laurence said it-example of feuding

Jesu, what haste! Can you not stay awhile? / Do you not see that I am out of breath?
Nurse said it-comic relief

Come, come, though art as hot a Jack in thy / mood as any in Italy; and as soon moved to be / moody and as soon moody to be moved
Mercutio is said it-comic relief, pun

Better term than this; thou art villain….

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/ Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries / That thou hast done me, therefore turn and draw.

Tybalt said it-example of feuding

Why the / devil came you between us? I was / hurt under your arm…. / A plague o’both your houses!
Mercutio said it-example of feuding, foreshadowing

O, I am fortune’s fool!
Romeo said it-apostrophe, dramatic irony

Or bid me go into a new-made grave / And hide me with a dead man in his shroud-
Juliet said it-monologue, example of infatuation

Now, afore God, this reverend holy friar, / all our whole city is much bound to him.
Lord Capulet said it-dramatic irony

…life and these lips have long been separated. / Death lies on her like an untimely frost / Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.
Lord Capulet said it-dramatic irony

I dreamt my lady came and found me dead / … And breathed such life with kisses in my lips / That I revived and was an emperor.
Romeo said it-foreshadowing, soliloquy

Is it e’ so? Then I defy you stars! … Well, Juliet, I lie with thee tonight
Romeo said it-example of stars/heavenly bodies/fate, foreshadowing

O my love! my wife? / Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, / Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty…. / Is crimson in the lips and in thy cheeks
Romeo said it-dramatic irony, soliloquy

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