Hyperbole in Romeo and Juliet


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What is a hyperbole?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a hyperbole from Romeo and Juliet?

2. Why does Shakespeare use hyperbole in Romeo and Juliet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Romeo and Juliet is a richly complex play, full of literary techniques that provide depth to the dialogue. One such technique is hyperbole, and these quiz questions will test your understanding of the use of hyperbole in William Shakespeare's famous play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the following:

  • The definition of hyperbole
  • The technique's use in Romeo and Juliet
  • Examples of lines that include hyperbole

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - prove that you completely understand the meaning of the term hyperbole
  • Critical thinking - use your new knowledge of hyperbole to analyze lines from the play in a new light
  • Knowledge application - use content from the lesson to answer questions about hyperbole in Romeo and Juliet

Additional Learning

For more information about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Hyperbole in Romeo and Juliet. Objectives in the lesson include:

  • Elaborate on the origin of the phrase 'star-crossed lovers'
  • Examine example of hyperbole as it relates to love and hate
  • Discuss the fates of Romeo and Juliet