Personification in Romeo & Juliet


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How does Romeo personify the stars in Romeo and Juliet?

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1. In Romeo and Juliet, how does Friar Lawrence personify the morning?

2. In ''Romeo and Juliet'', what celestial body does Shakespeare NOT personify?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare knew how to use figurative language and literary devices to make his plays more engaging. A good examples of this is his use of personification in Romeo and Juliet. This assessment will provide you with a way to test your understanding of personification and how it is used in this popular play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in this assessment will ask you about:

  • What personification and literary devices are
  • The famous phrase used to describe Romeo and Juliet
  • Why Romeo compares Juliet to the Sun
  • Reason why writers use personification

Skills Practiced

A few important skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as personification and literary device
  • Making connections - use your understanding of literary devices to analyze Shakespeare's use of them in Romeo and Juliet
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of literary devices like personification

Additional Learning

For a quick review of the material covered here study the lesson Personification in Romeo and Juliet. This lesson will help you prepare for the assessment and review:

  • The story of Romeo and Juliet
  • Various examples of personification from the play
  • How these uses of personification communicate different tones and themes