What are some literary devices in act III, scenes 4–5 in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare?
These times of woe afford no time to woo.
“Woe” and “woo” are here juxtaposed in a rather surprising pun, given the circumstances. Aside from this, Capulet, in his excitement, asks a couple of rhetorical questions:
Will you be ready? do you like this haste?
This is about all the literary devices, apart from some mild alliteration. Act 3, scene 5, however, has a great many literary devices. There is symbolism in the references to the nightingale and the lark, which represent night and day. Metaphor, followed by personification, then occurs in the lines:
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
The dreamy mood here is shattered by the stark juxtaposition of opposites in Romeo's following line:
I must be gone and live, or stay and die.
There is further personification of both morning and moon in Romeo’s lines:
I'll say yon grey is not the...
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