The play has survived for centuries because of not only its captivating storyline but also its stirring phraseology. Humans have long been in awe of bright, dazzling astronomical objects like the meteors, stars, and sun that the lovers mention. Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare in England, in Victorian times. Though her adulation is touching, Juliet seems to be replacing God with Romeo, with passion supplanting faith. Avian imagery influences the atmosphere of scenarios in Romeo and Juliet. At the balcony scene, when the sweethearts exchange their vows of love, they employ descriptions of birds to express the simple cuteness of their fondness.
Romeo and Juliet is the tragedy of a pair of star-crossed lovers. The pairs will love one another to the end. These two were deeply in love and was quite unexpected to their parents. However, their tragedy could be foreshadowed.
The light and dark imagery used in the play is parallel to the emotional extremes that Romeo and Juliet feel towards each other. Right from the moment that Romeo sees Juliet, he compares her to the brightness of "a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear", that "teaches the torches to burn bright". This is not warm, soothing light imagery that he uses, but blinding and pure light. Romeo never felt a moment of puppy-crush towards Juliet, but right away fell into deep love. After the party of the Capulets, when Romeo sees Juliet on the balcony, he once again launches into a long litany of light imagery for Juliet, comparing her to the sun, so bright she makes the moon "sick and pale with grief".