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What is a line in act 1-3 of Romeo and Juliet that uses personification?it need...

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girlsgotqs | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 30, 2007 at 7:49 AM via web

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What is a line in act 1-3 of Romeo and Juliet that uses personification?

it need personification!

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brendawm | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted September 30, 2007 at 9:16 AM (Answer #2)

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From the balcony scene:Act I, scene ii

Romeo:

But soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!--
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,

 R&J is filled with personification.  Hope this helps.  Brenda

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alittlecurious2593 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM (Answer #3)

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Personification is when a nonliving thing is given human or living traits.

An example from Romeo and Juliet is in Act 3, Scene 5, Line 9-10

It says, "Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day/Stands tiptoe on the misty mountaintops." Since it can't stand on tiptoe and is a lifelike characteristiic this is personification.

Hope this helps!

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spanishpride99 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM (Answer #4)

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"O brawling love! O loving hate!" act 1 scene 1

 

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