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Can anyone help me point out hyperbole within Romeo and Juliet?I need at least 10 and...

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kaliemcgi | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 30, 2011 at 11:12 AM via web

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Can anyone help me point out hyperbole within Romeo and Juliet?

I need at least 10 and so far I only have 7.

These are the ones I have so far:

“There is no world without Verona walls, / But purgatory, torture, hell itself. (3.3.17-18)

 

“Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears, / Or shut me nightly in a charnel-house, / O’er-cover’d quite with dead men’s rattling bones,” (4.1.80-82)

 

“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? / It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!”(2.1.2)

 

“The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, / As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven / Would through the airy region stream so bright / That birds would sing and think it were not night.” (2.1.19-22)

 

“…What, ho! you men, you beasts, / That quench the fire of your pernicious rage / With purple fountains issuing from your veins, / On pain of torture, from those bloody hands” (1.1.81-84)

 

“If I profane with my unworthiest hand / This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this: / My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand / To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” (1.5.94-96)

 

“’Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife / Shall play the umpire…” (4.1.61-62)

 

 

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bigdreams1 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted May 1, 2011 at 6:19 AM (Answer #1)

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Here are three more that should get you to your 10 required.

"From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,/where civil blood makes civil hands unclean./From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;   Prolouge, 3-6

"O brawling love, O loving hate,/O anything, of nothing first create!/ O heavy lightness, serious vanity,/Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms, ...I.I 175-178

"Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,/Having some business, do entreat the eyes/to twinkle in their spheres till they return./What if her eyes were there, they in her head?/ The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,/as daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven/Would through the airy region stream so bright/That birds would sing and think it were not night/..." (2.1.2)

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