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Examples Of Oxymorons In Romeo And Juliet

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In Romeo and Juliet, young love is portrayed as superficial. This superficial love is proved when Romeo is depressed about Rosaline only to fall in love with Juliet as soon as he sees her. Romeo bases his love off of looks instead of personality. As soon as Romeo sees Juliet he says that she is a “snowy dove trooping with crows,” one of which was his recent love, Rosaline. Friar Lawrence sees this character flaw in Romeo and explains their problematic love in the quote “Young men’s love lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” Juliet soon notices this issue after Romeo kills her dear cousin, Tybalt. She uses oxymorons to express her confusion such as “wolvish ravening lamb” and “beautiful tyrant.” She uses these oxymorons because
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