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In both the Poem A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes and the play Romeo Juliet by Shakespeare the importance of dreams is demonstrated using different literary devices In the poem A Dream Deferred Langston Hughes uses the literary devices of Personification and simile to show the importance of dreams In the play Romeo Juliet Shakespeare demonstrates the importance of dreams using the literary devices of Personification and hyperbole In A Dream Deferred Langston Hughes uses similes to show the importance of dreams Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun This symbol means that a dream that is disintegrating and dying like a raisin left out in the sun Another example of a simile is Does it stink like rotten meat A dream that is left out too long without the proper care it needs will start to stink like meat left out of the refrigerator An example of personification is Or does it explode This is representing an explosion similar to one of a bomb When something explodes it is blown to pieces which cannot be put back together or only with a great amount of time labor and difficulty Another example of personification is And then run A dream that runs is a dream that is on the road to self-destruction One of the brains most astonishing capacities is its ability to create its own dreams by communicating messages to you but what happens to them is a mystery In the play Romeo Juliet Shakespeare uses personification to demonstrate the importance of dreams Tis but thy name that is my enemy Juliet feels that a name should mean nothing when you have a true love Another example of Personification is Had I it written I would tear the word Romeo knows his family is an enemy to the Capulet but if he had a choice he would switch sides to be with Juliet Shakespeare also uses hyperbole
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