Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare was such a talented writer, but why? It must be his use of figurative language, blended with his clever, twisting plots. This worksheet focuses on his use of metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, and hyperbole within Romeo and Juliet. Readers examine specific lines from the play, identify the figurative language used, and justify their claim.

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  • The worksheet includes definitions, examples of each literary term, and models how to respond
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  • No answer key is included