At the opening of act 3, scene 5 of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet awaken from their wedding night. Romeo must hurry away or risk being found in Verona, from which he's been banished by the Prince for killing Juliet's cousin, Tybalt.
The Nurse rushes in to tell Juliet that her mother, Lady Capulet, is on her way to Juliet's room.
As they part, Juliet has a vision of Romeo "As one dead in the bottom of a tomb" (3.5.55), which foreshadows the final scene of the play.
Lady Capulet enters, and she mistakes Juliet's tears at Romeo's departure as tears for Tybalt's death. Juliet has true grief for Tybalt, but she's feigns hatred and revenge towards Romeo.
JULIET. Indeed I never shall be satisfied
With Romeo till I behold him—dead—
Is my poor heart so for a kinsman [her cousin, Tybalt] vex'd (3.5.96–98).
Lady Capulet tells Juliet to cheer up because Lord Capulet has arranged for Juliet to marry Paris on Thursday, just two days away.
Juliet's emotions of grief for Tybalt and her sadness in parting with Romeo are joined by her frustration at the thought of being forced to marry Paris, which brings further tears to her eyes.
Lord Capulet enters to find Juliet crying. He remarks that he thought Juliet's tears for Tybalt ended the night before, but here she is, crying even more the next morning.
LORD CAPULET. When the sun sets the air doth drizzle dew,
But for the sunset of my brother's son [Tybalt]
It rains downright (3.5.128–130).
He inelegantly compares Juliet to a "conduit," a water pipe or drain pipe full of tears.
CAPULET. How now? a conduit, girl? What, still in tears?
Evermore show'ring? (3.5.131–132)
Lord Capulet then refers metaphorically to Juliet as a little ship tossed in a storm at sea. Her body is the ship, her eyes are the sea, overflowing with salt tears, and her sighs are the raging wind.
LORD CAPULET. In one little body
Thou counterfeit'st a bark, a sea, a wind:
For still thy eyes, which I may call the sea,
Do ebb and flow with tears; the bark thy body is
Sailing in this salt flood; the winds, thy sighs,
Who, raging with thy tears and they with them... (3.5.133–138).
In what appears to be uncharacteristic fatherly concern, Lord Capulet worries that if Juliet doesn't calm down she'll be overcome by her emotions.
LORD CAPULET. Without a sudden calm will overset
Thy tempest-tossed body. (3.5.139–140)
The poetic interlude and Lord Capulet's seeming concern for his daughter's emotional well-being pass quickly. Lord Capulet is much more interested in Juliet's reaction to the news that she's going to marry Paris in two days.
Lord Capulet is not at all pleased that Juliet rejects the notion of marrying Paris. Within seconds of appearing to comfort her in her grief, he berates her and calls her names for disobeying him, heaping metaphor after disparaging metaphor on her.
LORD CAPULET. Mistress minion you,
Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds,
But fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next
To go with Paris to Saint Peter's Church,
Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither.
Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage!
You tallow-face! ... young baggage! disobedient wretch! (3.5.154–160, 164)