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Irony in "Romeo and Juliet"

Summary: The use of irony in "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare adds great mystery and excitement to this romantic tragedy. Verbal irony can be seen when Juliet says she will marry Paris, and dramatic irony is employed during the play's many asides, such as the discussions about marriage between Juliet and Lady Capulet.

Romeo and Juliet, was a romantic tragedy occurring in Verona, many hundreds of years ago. The author, William Shakespeare, had many strong points in writing. These included writing in iambic pentameter, creating realistic characters, and making a romantic plot. However, among many of these, was the way he showed irony in this book. His use of irony added great mystery and excitement during this play. One case of irony included in Romeo and Juliet, was verbal irony.

Throughout this book, there are many accounts in which Shakespeare used verbal irony. One being when Mercutio was dying, he announced, "`Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man'" (III. i. 100). After Mercutio was stabbed by the furious Tybalt, he joked around with everyone, so they were not totally sure he was hurt. In this quote, he used the word "grave" as describing himself...

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