Romeo And Juliet Personification

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Love; Noun; an intense feeling of deep affection. The structure and language in the prologue of Act 2 in Romeo and Juliet reveals an immense mutual feeling of love. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic story of love, pain, and feuding. It handles two star-crossed lovers from rival families in Verona, Italy in the 1300s. To them, it seems as if the whole world is against them and the universe is telling them “No”. In the prologue to Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses literary devices, such as personification, comparisons/contrasts, foreshadowing, diction, and analogies to explain the love forming in the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s use of personification in the first quatrain helps clarify Romeo’s recent feelings towards …show more content…

“Being held a foe, he may not have access” (Prologue 9). Shakespeare’s analysis on the situation gives fair warning to the complications that will be faced during their relationship by explaining that their families’ rivalry will prevent their relationship from being accepted. “And she as much in love, her means much less” (Prologue 11). Juliet, just as in love with Romeo as he is with her, has more restrictions and expectations placed on her by family. Shakespeare’s analogy of this situation pulls into perspective the difficulty of maintaining this relationship. Shakespeare’s use of foreshadowing in the final couplet helps clue us into the upcoming events of the dramatic relationship. “But passion lends them power, time means, to meet” (Prologue 13). The love and passion that Romeo and Juliet share is strong, strong enough to help them overcome any obstacles in their relationship, and by stating this, we are given a hint about what will happen in the future. “Tempering extremities with extreme sweet.” (Prologue 14). Shakespeare’s use of present tense implies that the lovers are currently, or will soon be, pushing the boundaries of their forbidden

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