The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

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In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, we learn of the many hardships and highs Romeo and Juliet go through over the course of the story. The play Romeo and Juliet is based off two star-crossed lovers who are separated from each other due to a feud between their two families. Their love is so strong that at the end of the story Romeo and Juliet both end up committing suicide because they can’t live without each other. Whether it is problems with love, or them complimenting each other on how they feel about the other person, Shakespeare uses many literary devices to make the reader dig deeper into the context to find the meaning behind the sentence. Some of the literary devices are; similes, metaphors, and personification. Shakespeare uses several examples of metaphors to describe how people feel about something or someone, a metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things that actually have something in common. A metaphor is heard when the nurse says, “A man, young lady; lady, such a man As all the world-why he’s a man of wax.”(I.iii.76)The metaphor is showed when the nurse is comparing Paris to wax. Wax is being used as meaning beautiful. Wax is used as the example due to the fact wax is sculpted to perfection. The nurse is really trying to tell Juliet that Paris is a beautiful looking man. An instance in which we hear another metaphor is when the nurse is talking to Juliet about Paris. The nurse says, “To beautify him only lacks a

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