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Romeo and Juliet: Balcony Scene Glossary (2.2)

her eyes in heaven...not night (20-3)

...her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.

Here we find beautiful imagery of Juliet's eyes pouring forth brilliant cosmic beams of light that burst through the clouds and fool the birds into believing it is day.

airy region ] i.e., the sky.

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