In Act 1, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, what language technique is used in Juliet's phrase, "My only love sprung from my only hate!"?

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Antithesis puts two opposite ideas together in a grammatically balanced way to highlight a contrast or paradox. The quote "My only love spring from my only hate!" is therefore an example of antithesis. The two sides of the statement are in balance, with the only difference being the substitution of the word "hate" for "love." Juliet expresses through antithesis the seeming paradox that her love and her hate spring from the same source.

Juliet makes this exclamation in Act I, scene v, at the masked ball. She has already fallen in love with Romeo , but she has no idea who he is. She asks her nurse to find out. When the nurse comes back with the information that Romeo is a...

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