Metaphor Example in Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2

Prologue Quiz Answer: Metaphor

Picture “It is the east, and Juliet is the sun” is an example of metaphor. A metaphor is A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another.

In this example, Juliet’s bedroom “is the east” and Juliet herself is being called “the sun.” Romeo feels that a new stage in his life has begun, one which brings all the hopes of a new day. This brand new beginning imagery is repeated with Romeo’s claim that he’d be newly baptized and renamed since his current name of Montague is offensive to his brand new lover.

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