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What is an example of personification in Act 2, scene 3 in Romeo and Juliet?
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Friar Lawrence uses personification when he describes the morning as having eyes.
Personification is describing something non-human as you would a human. When Friar Lawrence is picking flowers, which he uses for different potions. He describes the morning as smiling at night.
The grey-ey'd morn smiles on the frowning night,
Check'ring the Eastern clouds with streaks of light (Act 2, Scene 3)
This is personification because the morning is smiling, which only a human can do. By using this figurative language, Friar Lawrence is establishing the setting and painting a picture worthy of flowers and love. Romeo is about to come in and tell him that he is love with Juliet.
Posted by litteacher8 on May 24, 2013 at 2:55 AM (Answer #1)
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