Romeo And Juliet Metaphors

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Romeo and Juliet is a play that was written by William Shakespeare around 1594 to 1596. It depicts the story of a man and a woman, who come from two different families with rivalry, falling in love with each other. The two fight the circumstances that try to separate them such as their family's feud and Juliet's prearranged wedding to defend their love for each other; however, in the end, they die in each other's side. In my opinion, Romeo and Juliet is interesting despite its tragic ending. It shows themes such as how love is so powerful that it can conquer anything in its path to fulfill the heart's desire which can be seen in the lives of people. In addition the creative way of how the play was written and the use of vast vocabulary and…show more content…
For instance, in a romantic conversation with Juliet, Romeo says the lines, “O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do! They pray; grant thou, lest faith turn to despair” (Shakespeare 31). These lines are written in an alluring way. Romeo desires a kiss with Juliet. He wants his lips to touch Juliet's just like what hands do while praying, that is come together. Another metaphor that Romeo says is, “Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes Two twinkle in their spheres till they return What if her eyes were there, they in her head? The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars” (Shakespeare 36). Romeo compares Juliet’s eyes to the brightest stars in the universe. He says that the eyes of Juliet are so bright and beautiful that those stars would be ashamed of themselves. These metaphors make the ideas and thoughts of the characters more meaningful and flowery. All of these splendid works of language and literary devices were written by no other than William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was born and baptized in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon He attended a local grammar school, but he did not attend university due to poverty. In 1582, at the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, and they had three children. In the 1590s he wrote poems, sonnets, and stage plays in which he also acted. From 1594 onward, he became a shareholder in the Lord Chamberlain's men, a popular acting company in London. He entered the most prolific time of his career. He wrote more plays including The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, etc. In 1616, Shakespeare died in his birthplace due to his health
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