METAPHOR=a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.” Compare mixed metaphor, simile.
Here are two examples of metaphors in Romeo and Juliet,
1.Romeo= “My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” (I think that Romeo is feeling excited to kiss juliet and he is saying kissing juliet would be a religious experience)
2. Romeo=”But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”( In this metaphor Romeo is comparing Juliet to the sun)
PPE=By Mr Waugh
POINT: Shakespeare used a wide range of powerful language in his play “Romeo and Juliet”. One of these is a metaphor.
EXAMPLE: When Lady Capulet is trying to convince Juliet to agree to marry Paris, she describes him as a book for juliet to read. Lady Capulet: “Find written in the margent of his eyes. This precious book of love, this unbound lover.”
EXPLINATION: In describing Paris as a book, Lady Capulet is trying to suggest that the benifits of marrying him are easy to see, she then continues to suggest all he needs is a “cover”-as in juliet herself.