Metephores:

Hows Shakespeare use language to convey his ideas about fate in Act 1 scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?
Shakespeare uses metaphor to convey his idea that Romeo is controlled by a higher power, like god. He does this by having Romeo refer to himself as a vessel which is being captained y God. “He that hath the steerage of my course, direct my sail.”

This proves that Shakespeare is referring to God because the captain is the helmsman of a ship who directs its course. Romeo has decided in spite of his misgivings, to take the risk of following his fate.

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