Literary Devices in Romeo and Juliet


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In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses the pun. What is this literary device used for in the play?

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1. Who is considered the best punster in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

2. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, what kind of literary device is used when Benvolio says 'Take thou some new infection to thy eye,/And the rank poison of the old will die'?

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Checking your knowledge of literary devices used in Romeo and Juliet is possible thanks to our worksheet and quiz. You need to identify different examples of literary devices used in this work to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assets test your understanding of:

  • Romeo using metaphors
  • Purpose of foreshadowing for Shakespeare in this work
  • The best punster in this piece of literature
  • Reason for using puns

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the literature lesson on Romeo and Juliet
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an example of Romeo using a metaphor in this work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different literary devices used in this piece of literature

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  • Review examples of puns
  • Understand the importance of foreshadowing for Romeo and Juliet
  • Determine what metaphors are