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The power of Juliet’s language.

When studying Juliet’s character, it’s hard not to appreciate how clever she is at manipulating her words. She manages to appease her parents, without clearly stating her opinion. She talks about her relationship with Romeo with clever and fascinating metaphor. At points, she openly lies to her family.

Have a look at this collection of quotes. How does Juliet use ambiguity, double meanings and imagery? What do these lines tell you about the power of her language, despite her young age?

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