Personification in Romeo and Juliet Prologue

Prologue Quiz Answer: Personification

“Do with their death bury their parents’ strife” is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech that gives non-persons human attributes. In this example the ability to “bury” something, which requires hands, is given to “death.”

This is also an example of situational irony, insomuch that usually death brings forth more violence, not an end to violence.

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