Prologue Quiz Answer: Metaphor
“O, that I were a glove upon that hand, / That I might touch that cheek! ” 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, Romeo longingly wishes he were a glove. And although he really wants to touch Juliet’s face, I doubt that he would find eternal happiness as a glove. Chances are, in fact, that the glove Romeo longs to be would be discarded for another glove the following day.
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