Imagery is the mental image the your mind comes up with when certain words are

said. In scene V (lines 94-111) of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, a picture is painted

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in the mind by the words said. Imagery vocabulary, explanations, and affects of the

reader are the three most important aspects of imagery.

Shakespeare does a wonderful job of using imagery vocabulary to paint a picture

in the minds of the audience. Even now in the 21st century we can read Romeo and Juliet

and get the same sort of picture as the people of Shakespearean times got, even though

the vocabulary is a little different. Words such as "shrine," "sin," "saint," "prayer,"

"faith," and "profane" all paint the picture of a holy scene in my mind. When reading of

(or listening to) Romeo and Juliet meet you feel as if some holy, religious realm is taking

place. Even though these two have just met you sense some sort of bond. This immediate

bond is cushioned by the fact that they are in "holy love" or by the fact that they "we're

meant to be." It is important to understand imagery vocabulary and understand the sort of

picture you are creating for the audience.

The imagery of scene V depicts that Romeo and Juliet's love was meant to be. It

gives the idea that God, or some other spiritual being, brought the two together at the

masquerade to find each other, and fall in love forever. Even though they have just met,

and their new love just began, they suddenly can't live without one another. The love that

is painted in my mind is the kind that is only found in storybooks or TV sitcoms. the kind

of love that everyone wants to possess. Love atfirst sight, but justified of the terms that

some religiousness brought them together. This imagery of love is the kind of love that

will make young heartb…


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