What are some allusions in Romeo and Juliet?
The song "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits is a whole song about the play.
An allusion is an indirect reference to something in particular. Anexample of an allusion ins Romeo and Juliet would be: In Act 3Scene 2 Juliet says 'Gallop apace, you fiery-f…ooted steeds, TowardsPhoebus' lodging: such a wagoner, As Phaethon would whip you to thewest, And bring in cloudy night immediately.' These words are anallusion that refers to Helios and Phaethon (the sun-god and hisson).
Allusions are when an indirect reference is made to another person,place, or thing. An allusion in Romeo and Juliet would be: In Act3, Scene 5 when Romeo says 'Let me be ta'en…, let me be put todeath; I am content, so thou wilt have it so. I'll say yon grey isnot the morning's eye, 'Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia's brow;'The allusion is to Cynthia, which is another name given to theGreek goddess of the hunt and moon, Artemis. Romeo is pretendingthat the light is the moon instead of the sunrise.
A number of allusion are riddled throughout the play. One is in Act I scene iv, a reference to Cupid, the Roman god of love who shoots mortals with his bow and arrow to make t…hem fall in love. everywhere.
there are allusions all over Romeo and Juliet. Look at Friar's soliloquy in act 2 scene 3 there are several there
"Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, towards Phoebus's lodging."
"Well in that hit you miss, she'll not be hit/ With Cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit. . . ." "Speak to my gossip Venus one fair word,/ One nick-name for her purblind son a…nd heir," Aurora's bed
Well in that hit you miss, she'll not be hit/ With Cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit. . . ."
"Laura to his lady/ was a kitchen wenchâ¦ Dido a dowdy, Cleopatra a gypsy, / Helen and Hero hildings and harlots, Thisbe a grey /eye or so" (2.4. 41-45) -Spoken by Merc…utio, mocking Romeo's supposed love for Rosaline.
Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds towards Phoebus' lodgings.
"From forth day's path and Titan's fiery wheels"
"Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, towards Phoebus' Lodging."
from forth day's path and Titan's fiery wheels
"Speak to my gossip Venus one fair word,/ One nick-name for her purblind son and heir,"
"Gallop apace, you fiery footed steeds Towards Phoebus' lodging! Such a wagoner As Phaeton would whip you to the west . . ." Juliet, in III ii
"Gallop apace you fiery-footed steeds to Phoebus' lodging."