What does Romeo tell the audience about love and death in his final speech?

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In his final, heart-rending soliloquy, Romeo presents love and death as being intimately linked. Just as death is not the end—Romeo and Juliet will live on together in the next world, their souls joined together as one—so too will their love endure for all eternity. Romeo uses personification in referring to the figure of death, wondering aloud whether death has made Juliet his mistress. (He hasn't, of course, but Romeo doesn't know that.) Romeo shows himself to be almost jealous of death as he resolves to stay by his beloved's side for all eternity.

It's notable that Romeo regards his last loving kiss of what he believes are Juliet's dead lips as sealing the deal he's made with death:

The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death. (act V, scene iii)
Thus with a kiss, he dies.

The last soliloquy of Romeo after...

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