Romeo learns only of Juliet’s death and decides to kill himself rather than live without her. He buys a vial of poison from a reluctant Apothecary, then speeds back to Verona to take his own life at Juliet’s tomb. Outside the Capulet crypt, Romeo comes upon Paris, who is scattering flowers on Juliet’s grave. They fight, and Romeo kills Paris. He enters the tomb, sees Juliet’s inanimate body, drinks the poison, and dies by her side. Just then, Friar Lawrence enters and realizes that Romeo has killed Paris and himself. At the same time, Juliet awakes. Friar Lawrence hears the coming of the watch. When Juliet refuses to leave with him, he flees alone. Juliet sees her beloved Romeo and realizes he has killed himself with poison. She kisses his poisoned lips, and when that does not kill her, buries his dagger in her chest, falling dead upon his body.
There are many sentences having poem features in the script of Romeo and Juliet, such as the graceful dialogue when Juliet was waiting for Romeo's appointment, and the classical dialogue between Romeo and Juliet in Scene II, Act II. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare applied varied kinds of figures of speech, such as rhyme (alliteration, assonance, consonance, double rhyme of antitheses, quatrain every rhyme, eight lines rhyme, sonnets rhyme and end rhyme), beautiful metaphor and puns. In this paper, I will take pun as a brief analysis. Pun is the clever or humorous use of a word that has more than one meaning, or of words that have different meanings but sound the same, which is one of main figures of speech Shakespeare must use in every plays. In addition, it is Romeo and Juliet that has the number of puns most amounting to 175. These puns can play a better function of revealing theme, describing characters, showing the relationship between characters, promoting the development of plot, predicting characters' fate and the structure as well.