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Tell literary devices and interpret, "My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early...
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This section means that Juliet will only ever love Romeo, and that he is, unfortunately, a Montague, which means he's one of her family's sworn enemies. It also refers to the way she learns who he is after they fall in love.
As far as literary devices, there is repetition ("my only,") rhyme (hate/late), parallel structures (too early, too late), possible hyperbole (is this really her only love?) foreshadowing (this love does turn out to be "prodigious," in that it kills both of them), metaphor (the love is not born, and doesn't spring), and rhythm, to name the core devices.
Posted by gbeatty on February 21, 2007 at 1:18 AM (Answer #1)
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