Give an example of a metaphor in Act 2, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet.

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This scene in Romeo and Juliet is defined by Romeo's use of lofty, figurative, courtly language, which stands in contrast to Juliet's generally more down-to-earth speech. Romeo uses the language of a young lover in court, which causes him to use metaphors such as this one:

With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls

In answer to Juliet's serious inquiry as to how he came to be in her father's orchard, Romeo says that he has flown over the walls of the orchard on the wings of love. In this context, the wings are metaphorical: Romeo is saying that being in love with Juliet gives him the...

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A metaphor is a comparison of one thing to another without the use of "like" or "as" to depict the difference as you would a simile. In Act Two, Scene Two of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is riddled with metaphors for Juliet in order to declare his love and affection for her.  One example of a metaphor in his dialogue is when he compares her to the sun as she enters the scene: "It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!"  By comparing her to the sun, he is saying Juliet is a someone who makes him happy or can lift his spirits when she is physically near him.