“ Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.What is it else? A madness most discreet,A choking gall, and a preserving sweet. ” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet(1597).copy citation
Kwize MasterWhile Romeo shares with his friend Benvolio his disappointment at being rejected by Rosaline, he develops a metaphor about love. Love is like a smoke that when dissipated can become a burning passion or, on the contrary, an ocean of tears. Love can thus lead to very contrasting states depending on its evolution, leading to the most complete happiness or the most profound sadness.