Figurative Language In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses figurative language to show Romeo’s infatuation with Juliet as he is banished from the town of Verona and considers it better to be dead than banished. Romeo, a Montague, has just married Juliet, a member of the Capulet household, when Romeo’s kinsman Mercutio gets in a fight with Juliet’s kinsman Tybalt. Romeo tries to break up the fight, but Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm and kills him. An angry Romeo retaliates and kills Tybalt, and he becomes banished by the Prince -- a very gracious punishment. However, when Romeo receives the news of his banishment, he is not delighted and prefers death over banishment because he will not be able to see Juliet. On the topic of his banishment,
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