Simile HelpI need help coming up w/a simile for one of Romeo's traits. Can you give me ideas for finishing this line: Romeo's love for Juliet is like ...........  

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hilahmarca | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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the love a young boy has for a fish he wins at a carnival, short-lived and destined for death.

a rose that quickly blooms but soon withers and dies.

the love a lonely man has for a girl who lives on the other side of the world that he meets in a chatroom, ill-fated because they will never be able to be together.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I will finish your statement with "Icarus's love for the sun" or "a moth's love for a flame."

The point that I am trying to convey here is that Romeo's love is a mistake.  By loving Juliet, he is pushing himself towards his own destruction.  It is a reckless love in which he does not really understand what is truly going on.  In that way, I think my similes are apt in that they both give the sense of destructive and poorly-considered attractions.

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lsumner | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Romeo's love for Juliet is like a destined love not meant to be. It is a love he cannot live with or without.

It is a god-like love that is more than a human can endure. It is a love to compare with the gods yet it has fallen on human hearts.

Without realizing his vulnerability, he is crushed by his love for Juliet. It is a love he cannot live with or without.

It is destined love not meant to be.

It is a love that turns him upside down and inside out.

Simply Shakespeare.

It is a destined love not meant to be which finds destiny.

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