Personification Of Love In Romeo And Juliet Essay
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop 's ear—
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear
This quote talks about what Romeo is describing Juliet as. He uses a personification of teaching the torches to burn bright. This is a personification because Juliet is giving an inanimate object, a torch, the ability to learn. The effect that personification has on the story of love is that Romeo is expressing his infatuation love, because this figurative language describes the appearance of Juliet as beautiful and attractive. The beauty comes from Romeo saying, “…to burn bright” (1.5.51-55). It describes Juliet as …show more content…
She is pondering over the fact that Romeo is a member of the Montague, their rivals. She says, “My only love sprung from my only hate” (1.5.152-155)! This line is an oxymoron become the idea of “my only love” contradicts with “my only hate” (1.5.152-155). Juliet has a lot of different emotions of anger, love, despair, and sadness, because of this contradiction. The effect that this has on plot is that Juliet and Romeo are too meet in private for their love to prosper and their loved ends in tragedy because of the feud between the rival families. But fortunately the feud ends with the families commemorating their love and death together. The next line that is worth noticing is “Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathèd enemy” (1.5.152-155). This line describes love as a monster that makes Juliet fall in love with her worst enemy. This is a metaphor of love comparing to a monster who makes people fall in love with their enemy. The use of phrases and wording makes this sentence a little unclear but I will explain a little. “Prodigious birth of love it is to me” is saying what an extraordinary birth of love it is to me (1.5.152-155). The next phrase “that I must love a loathèd enemy” really means, but not if I am to love my enemy (1.5.152-155). I have included this quote in my painting by adding the thorns on the rose which represent that love can be …show more content…
This scene takes place when they were both officially married by the friar and she is just waiting for Romeo to have sex and be truly married. Juliet uses personification to say to heavens to “cut him out in little stars” (220.127.116.11). This personification makes it look like Juliet is teaching the heavens how to make use of Romeo after he dies. She thinks Romeo is too beautiful, that he must be a whole constellation of stars that the whole world can see. “That all the world will be in love with night,” and everyone will look up to the night sky for worship and love instead of the “garish sun” (18.104.22.168). Juliet uses celestial words and phrases to describe Romeo, which shows her love becoming more and more pragma. The heavens is huge and by placing Romeo in the heavens shows she is in deep everlasting love. The effect of “cut[ting] him in little stars” is that it shows heavens how to remake Romeo out of death (22.214.171.124). When Juliet says “that the world will be in love with night” it creates the effect of something so boundless and beautiful that the world is in love with (126.96.36.199). The effect this quote has on the storyline is that she loves Romeo the same way that Romeo loves her and confirms the star-crossed lovers idea. But since there love is locked together and