What does "But soft! What light thought yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!" mean? Why did Romeo say these

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This is the famous balcony scene when Romeo jumps the wall into Juliet's orchard after they have met at the party. He is already in love with her (or in lust at this point) and uses a metaphor to compare Juliet's beauty to the brightness and radiance of the sun. The sight of her brightens his life just as the sun brightens the day. The East, of course, refers to the fact that the sun...

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