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Lady, by yonder blessèd moon I vow

Romeo 
Lady, by yonder blessèd moon I vow,
That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops—
Juliet
O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
Romeo
What shall I swear by?
Juliet
Do not swear at all.
Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self,
Which is the god of my idolatry,
And I'll believe thee.
Romeo
If my heart's dear love—
Juliet
Well, do not swear. Although I joy in thee,
I have no joy of this contract tonight,
It is too rash, too unadvis'd, too sudden,
Too likeAnaphora
the lightning, which doth cease to be
Ere one can say it lightens.Simile
Sweet, good night!
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flow'r when next we meet.Metaphor

Good night, good night! As sweet repose and rest
Come to thy heart as that within my breast!
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Act 2
Scene 2
Line 112

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