The Taming of the Shrew

Act 2 question from the William Shakespeare play, Taming of the Shrew!

Identify and explain the metaphors in Petruchio's lines:

And where two raging fires meet together

They do consume the thing that feeds their fury.

Through little fire grows great with little wind,

Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all.

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Petruccio and Katherine are the two raging fires. Fires too hot and colliding cancel each other out. Petruccio wants to keep the fire (Love) going, not blow it to pieces.He wants some gusts of wind followed by a bit of calm. This means some passion and "fireworks" but not all the time.