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The Effects of Imagery in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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The Effects of Imagery in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Works Cited Missing Shakespeare used many aspects of language particularly imagery in many forms to make Romeo & Juliet more dramatic, exciting and interesting for his audience. He managed to make the play more accessible to his audience. Some of whom, in the sixteenth century, somewhat ill-educated. He used language to convey the main concerns of the public i.e. death, love, violence, avarice and wealth. His use of key language features, particularly imagery, helped his audience to understand the feelings of each character and the development of the story of the play. Whilst studying Romeo & Juliet and the impact of the key features of language, particularly imagery that Shakespeare used at the Capulet's ball was dramatic. For example Capulet welcomes his guests at the start of the scene and goes on to discuss the days of the past. "Tis gone, Tis gone, Tis gone", The language used here refers to Capulet's lost youth. He and his elderly relative can only sit and watch the dance. He realises that the era of "whispering tale in a fair lady's ear," are over. This creates impact on the audience by making them feel sorry for Capulet's lost youth. The technicalities in language that Shakespeare used help the audience to create sympathy for the characters also emotion and feelings. Romeo, who only three scenes ago declared that he was in love with Rosaline, now for the time sees Juliet and contemplates her beauty as
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