Effective Use Of Metaphors In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Shakespeare uses metaphors and similes to express Juliet's anxiety and excitement towards spending her first night with Romeo as a married couple. Juliet's anxiety is apparent when she states,”if love be blind, it best agrees with night”(3.2.9-10). What Juliet is saying is that if love can’t see, then a time when it's dark and seeing is not required would be optimal for it. This optimizes her anxious feelings about spending a night with Romeo because it shows she is unsure of how it will be. Juliet is very anxious for Romeo because she is unsure of what to expect. When Juliet state's,”Hood my unmanned blood, bating in my cheeks”(3.2.14). Juliet is essentially saying that she’d prefer if the darkness of night covered her blushing face to detract from the anxiety she has with Romeo.…show more content…
Juliet is super excited for the night to come because she gets to express all of her love to Romeo. The newlyweds decide to christen their love the following night after their ceremony and Juliet is excited for what follows when the sun goes down. When Juliet says,...whip you to the west And bring in cloudy night immediately”(3.2.3-4). What Juliet means by this is that she wants the sun to hurry and set, because as soon as the sun sets Romeo and she may consummate their marriage. Juliet is only expressing her excitement in this quote she is expressing how much she just wants the day to be over so she Romeo may enjoy each others company. Juliet often refers to love as something large showing great interest or excitement in love as a commodity something physical. When Shakespeare wrote,”impatient child that hath new robes and may not wear them”(3.2.32-33). This is a simile comparing Juliet to the impatient child and the love of Romeo as the robes. She is impatient that she cannot feel his love now showing that she is extremely eager and excited for Romeo and his
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