What are some examples of verbal irony in Romeo and Juliet?
Verbal irony (saying the opposite of what you mean) occurs many times in Romeo and Juliet. The first example is in the Chorus' opening speech: "Two households, both alike in dignity". Of course, the very first scene shows members of those households brawling in a very undignified fashion, and this is repeated throughout the play.
In Act III Scene V - Juliet is upset at being told that her father has promised her hand in marriage to Paris. She has fully made up her mind to be married to Romeo, so there is irony when she says to her mother ....
".....I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris ..."