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Romeo and Juliet

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Venus and the House of Tears

RANDJ-LZEEUR

Paris quotes the proverb, “Venus smiles not in a house of tears,” to explain why he has not been able to woo Juliet.

This statement could also be considered an example of

A

hyperbole, because he is overstating Juliet's grief.

B

foreshadowing, because it hints at the ending of the play

C

allegory, because Venus represents Juliet

D

pun, because of the double meaning of “tears”

E

irony, because of the dissimilarities between Venus and Juliet