What are some literary devices in Romeo and Juliet act 3, scene 3? Please include the line number.

Literary devices in act 3 of Romeo and Juliet include hyperbole, or exaggeration, which Romeo employs to emphasize his horror at his banishment from Verona ("Thou cutt’st my head off with a golden ax"). Friar Laurence in turn uses a metaphor when he refers to philosophy as "armor" that can help protect Romeo from grief: "I'll give thee armor to keep off that word, / Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy, / To comfort thee, though thou art banished."

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This emotionally fraught and dramatic scene is filled with figurative language. Some examples are as follows:

Assonance is the repetition of same vowel at the beginning of words in close proximity, and consonance is the repetition of the same sounds within a word. This quote below uses both assonance and consonance in the repeated short "a" sounds, which bring a breathless feeling to the lines:

Affliction is enamoured of thy parts,
And thou art wedded to calamity.
The following uses anaphora, which is the repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of a line. This creates a pleasing sense of rhythm (note too the personification of sorrow):
What is the Prince’s doom?
What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand
Anaphora appears again in:
More validity,
More honorable state, more courtship lives
In carrion flies than Romeo
The quote above also uses hyperbole or exaggeration when Romeo states that more truth, honor, and courtship exists in flies feeding on dead flesh than in himself. (Romeo is given...

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