Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Textual Analysis By the following excerpts (which appear in order from text), tell what you think the lines mean. Identify any examples of metaphor, simile, or personification that you come across as well. Metaphor—A comparison between unlike objects that does not use like or as. Example: She is a flower too delicate for the summer heat. Simile—A comparison between unlike objects that uses like or as. Example: He panted like a dog in the sun who’s wearing a sweater. Personification—Giving human characteristics to nonhuman objects. Example: The blank page beckoned me to spill ink across its white surface. But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?_____________________________ It is the east, and Juliet is the sun._____________________________________________ She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?___________________________________ Her eye discourses; I will answer it.___________________________________________ I am too bold, ‘tis not to me she speaks:________________________________________ O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?_________________________________ Deny thy father and refuse thy name;__________________________________________ Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,______________________________________ And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.______________________________________________ What’s in a name? that which we call a rose ____________________________________ By any other name would smell as sweet;______________________________________ So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,___________________________________ Retain that dear perfection which he owes______________________________________ Without that title… _______________________________________________________ My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words____________________________________ Of that tongue’s utterance, yet I

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