Literary Device - Romeo and Juliet?

Can anyone help me point out some literary devices in this monologue from Romeo and Juliet?

"'Tis torture and not mercy. Heaven is here, Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dog And little mouse, every unworthy thing, Live here in heaven and may look on her, But Romeo may not. More validity, More honorable state, more courtship lives In carrion flies than Romeo. They may seize On the white wonder of dear Juliet’s hand And steal immortal blessing from her lips, Who even in pure and vestal modesty, Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin. But Romeo may not. He is banishèd. Flies may do this, but I from this must fly. They are free men, but I am banishèd. And sayst thou yet that exile is not death? Hadst thou no poison mixed, no sharp-ground knife, No sudden mean of death, though ne'er so mean, But “banished” to kill me?—“Banished”! O Friar, the damnèd use that word in hell. Howling attends it. How hast thou the heart, Being a divine, a ghostly confessor, A sin-absolver, and my friend professed, To mangle me with that word “banished”?"

Would 'More validity, more honourable state, more courtship...' count as an anaphora?

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  • Aelita
    Lv 4
    7 years ago
    Best Answer

    I'm not sure about anaphora, but I think the whole excerpt is foreshadowing death.

  • Jenny
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    1. Simile 2. Metaphor 3. Paradox 4. Foreshadowing 5. Dramatic Irony 3 and 4 may be switched around, not sure on those two since I haven't read all of Romeo and Juliet.

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