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How does Shakespeare use language to show the relationship between Romeo and Juliet in act 2 scene 2

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Introduction

How does Shakespeare use language to show the relationship between Romeo and Juliet in act 2 scene 2? Shakespeare uses a lot of similes, metaphors and imagery to describe the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. Some of the language he uses is very sexual and intimate. In act 2 scene 2 Shakespeare shows how Romeo and Juliet are falling in love with one another and the use of his language shows the power of their love. The very first line of the scene Romeo says, "He jests at scars that never felt a wound." Romeo is talking about Mercutio joking about something he has never felt. He is talking about love but uses words that convey pain and suffering. ...read more.

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Romeo uses a lot of imagery about Juliet being an angel in heaven as he refers to her as a "winged messenger of heaven unto the white-upturned wond'ring eyes." He is just comparing Juliet to the angels in heaven and the purity of their souls. "Henceforth I never will be Romeo." Romeo is offering to disown his family name and go against his family just to be with Juliet. Romeo loves Juliet and is swearing by the moon on how much he loves her "lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow," Juliet interrupts Romeo as he is swearing his love to her. She says "O swear not by the moon, th'inconstant moon, that monthly changes In her circled orb." ...read more.

Conclusion

"But love from love, toward school with heavy books." Now this is the opposite of the other one, this one is saying it is leaving your lover and going back to school. "Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud." Juliet is trying to call Romeo back but she cannot shout aloud because the maid will hear her. "Hist, Romeo, hist! O for a falc'ners voice, to lure this tassel-gentle back again." Juliet is saying if only Romeo was a falcon and she had the voice of a falconer to lure him back again. Juliet says "Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow." Juliet wants Romeo to go so he does not get killed but she also wants him to stay because she loves him. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ricky Gould 2098 centre no. 16339 ...read more.

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