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Romeo and Juliet

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Consorting with Romeo

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In these lines, what literary device is used, and for what purpose?

Tybalt: “Mercutio, thou consortest with Romeo.”
Mercutio: “Consort? What, dost thou make us minstrels? And thou make minstrels of us, look to hear nothing but discords.”

A

Personification; to create a false accusation that Tybalt called Mercutio and Romeo minstrels

B

Juxtaposition; to reveal the intellectual and communicative gap between Mercutio and Tybalt

C

Pun; to ridicule Tybalt's accusation of consorting with Romeo and to threaten him with violence

D

Symbolism; to compare fighting to the art of making music

E

Irony; to make fun of Tybalt's misunderstanding of the meaning of “consort”