Alliteration in Romeo and Juliet


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What is alliteration?

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1. Which of the following lines from Romeo and Juliet contains alliteration?

2. Which of the following lines from Romeo and Juliet illustrates that alliteration can occur with repetitive sounds, not just repetitive letters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alliteration plays an important role in Romeo and Juliet, and you will have the chance to gauge your knowledge of this literary tool using the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials are geared towards checking your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of alliteration
  • Examples of alliteration
  • Line from the play that shows this literary tool can occur with repetitive sounds and not just letters
  • Purpose of alliteration in the work

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the meaning of alliteration
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the corresponding literature lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe the purpose of using alliteration in this Shakespearean play

Additional Learning

Keep learning with the lesson Alliteration in Romeo and Juliet. The lesson will help you examine these supplementary topics:

  • Meaning of sonnet
  • Components of alliteration
  • Examples of alliteration in Act IV