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Importance of Love

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             In both the Poem, “A Dream Deferred,” by Langston Hughes, and the play Romeo & Juliet, by Shakespeare, the importance of dreams is demonstrated using different literary devices. In the poem, “A Dream Deferred,” Langston Hughes uses the literary devices of Personification and simile to show the importance of dreams. In the play, Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates the importance of dreams using the literary devices of Personification and hyperbole.
             In, “A Dream Deferred,” Langston Hughes uses similes to show the importance of dreams, “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun.” This symbol means that a dream that is disintegrating and dying like a raisin left out in the sun. Another example of a simile is, “Does it stink like rotten meat.” A dream that is left out too long without the proper care it needs will start to stink like meat left out of the refrigerator. An example of personification is, “Or does it explode." This is representing an explosion similar to one of a bomb. When something explodes, it is blown to pieces, which cannot be put back together, or only with a great amount of time, labor, and difficulty. Another example of personification is, “And then run?” A dream that run’s is a dream that is on the road to self-destruction. One of the brain's most astonishing capacities is its ability to create its own dreams by communicating messages to you, but what happens to them is a mystery.
             In the play, Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare uses personification to demonstrate the importance of dreams, “’Tis but thy name that is my enemy.” Juliet feels that a name should mean nothing when you have a true love. Another example of Personification is, “Had I it written, I would tear the word.” Romeo knows his family is an enemy to the Capulet, but if he had a choice he would switch sides to be with Juliet. Shakespeare also uses hyperbole to express the importance of dreams, “I...

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