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Metaphor: • A Metaphors are comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way. Metaphors are a way to describe something. Authors use them to make their writing more interesting or entertaining. • Unlike similes that use the words “as” or “like” to make a comparison, metaphors state that something is something else.
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Review : TIGER STEPS to Answer Questions • ANSWERthe QUESTION! • PROVE!! your Answer with a Quote. • EXPLAIN AND make meaningful CONNECTIONS to your Answer
Read and Write your Response: You will have 10 minutes to write 5-8 lines and make connections to text. ACT 1 It is my lady; O, it is my love!O that she knew she were! She speaks, yet she says nothing. What of that? Her eye discourses; I will answer it. I am too bold; 'tis not to me she speaks. Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they return. What if her eyes were there, they in her head? The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven(20) Would through the airy region stream so bright That birds would sing and think it were not night. See how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek!Modern Translation on Next Page:
Read and Write your Response: You will have 10 minutes to write 5-8 lines and make connections to text. ACT 1: Modern Translation It is my lady; O, it is my love!O, I wish she knew that she was my love!She speaks, but she says nothing. what does that mean?Her eye seems to be talking. I will answer it.I am too bold, she’s not speaking to me.Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,Having some business, do beg her eyesTo twinkle in their sockets till the stars return.What if her eyes were there, they in her head?The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,As daylight shames a lamp; her eyes in heavenWould stream so brightly through the skiesThat birds would sing and think it was morning.See how she leans her cheek upon her hand!O I wish I were a glove on that handSo that I might touch that cheek! Question: Why is Romeo comparing Juliet to the fairest of stars? What is Shakespeare trying to show the reader by using so many different tricks in his trade to compare Juliet to the Earth’s surroundings? Is there any metaphors in the text? Explain and make text connections by finding a quote.