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As Scene 3 of Act II begins, Friar Laurence gathers herbs with which he makes potions and medicines. While he gathers these flowers and plants, the priest appreciates the beauty of the sunrise.
- The friar describes the sun as "Titan's fiery wheels." This metaphor compares the sun to the mythological representation of it.
- "Revolts from true birth" is metaphoric for turning away from its true function.
- "Two such opposed kings encamp them still" is metaphoric for the plants and herbs possess beneficial and harmful characteristics.
- "What early tongue" is a metaphor for who is speaking.
- "Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye" is metaphoric for worry and stress keep old men awake.
- "And where care lodges".... is a metaphor for where care exists.
- "unbruised youth" is a metaphor for a perfect youth.
- "golden sleep" is restful sleep as a metaphor.
- "I have forgot that name..." is a metaphor for having forgotten about Rosaline.
- "The sun not yet thy sighs from heaven clears" is metaphoric for time has hardly passed.
- "Thy old groans ring yet in mine ancient ears" is metaphoric for the old complaints against Rosaline still are in his memory.
- "And bad'st me bury love" is a metaphor for getting over it.
- "Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast." Friar Laurence's concluding passage is about the dangers of being impetuous-
Merctio's speech about Queen Mab is full of metaphors. (I. i i i i). The second line in his speech compares her size to an agate stone. They may not look like a metaphor but if they describe somthing nothing alike with one or two similarities without using the words like or as than it is a metaphor. Hope this helps.
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