Romeo And Juliet Figurative Language Analysis

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Using figurative language such as metaphorical nouns and verbs, Shakespeare conveys Romeo’s all-encompassing love for Juliet. Romeo constantly compares Juliet to brightness and shuns darkness when he whispers “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun!.” Romeo compares Juliet to light and brightness because he thinks that she is beautiful and light represents the joy in Romeo’s life as he falls in love. Romeo goes on to further exclaim Juliet is so illuminating, that at night, she would make everyone think it is day. While expressing his ideal view of love, Romeo also projects his image of a perfect lover onto Juliet, suggesting that he is more interested in the act of love rather actually loving
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