I need help with finding five similes, metaphors, and personification from the balcony scene (Act 2 scene 2) of Romeo and Juliet.

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To begin the scene, Romeo says of his friend, Mercutio,  "He jests at scars that never felt a wound" (2.2.1).  Mercutio has just been teasing Romeo for being in love with Rosaline, as he does not realize that his friend no longer loves Rosaline but Juliet. Romeo suggests that his emotional, figurative hurt was once a literal, physical wound that has left a scar. This comparison of a physical injury to an emotional pain is a metaphor.

Romeo personifies Juliet's eyes when he says, "Her eye discourses; / I will answer it" (2.2.13). This probably means that he finds her eyes to be so expressive and communicative that it feels like they are actually speaking, even though they are not.

Romeo also personifies the stars when he says, "Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, / Having some business, do entreat her eyes / To twinkle in their spheres till they return" (2.2.15-17). He suggests that the stars have asked Juliet's eyes to shine for them while they go away for a while.

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