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Caves, Temples & Palaces

Juliet's biting reference to Romeo as “a gorgeous palace,” when she hears that Romeo has killed her cousin, contrasts with Romeo's earlier reference to Juliet as “this holy shrine.” Both metaphors are echoed about fifteen years later near the end of Shakespeare's career when Miranda in The Tempest speaks of Ferdinand in a similar figure of speech.

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If I profane with my unworthiest hand

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O serpent heart, hid with a flow’ring face!

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There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a temple

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