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Romeo and Juliet

Summary: Essay discusses the many allusions in "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.
One thing that makes Shakespeare's writing different than other authors is his use of allusions. He uses many allusions from Greek and Roman mythology to make points in his plays. There are many allusions in "Romeo and Juliet" that make the play sound more flowing and poetic. These allusions help to tie other parts of the play together.

An example of one of these allusions can be found in Act II, scene i. This is when Mercutio says, "When King Cophetua loved the beggar maid!" This is referring to when in Roman mythology King Cophetua fell in love with a beggar maid after being hit by Cupid's arrow. This situation is much like Romeo's at the time. Obviously, a king and a beggar maid are an unlikely pair. So, this allusion is to explain to the reader how unlikely of a pair Romeo and Juliet are. Both...

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