Act 3 Romeo and Juliet

I pray thee, good ___a___, let’s retire. The day is hot the Capulets, abroad And if we meet we shall not ‘scape a brawl, For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring. A = Mercutio Benvolio is talking to Mercutio, they are walking in the town, Benvolio is saying they should go home before they get into a fight with Capulets, Fig Language: Personification, ‘mad blood stirring’ is personified to emphasize how heat makes people angry, also is foreshadowing a bloody duel.
Thou art like one of those fellows that, when he enters the confines of a tavern, claps me his sword upon the table and says “God send me no need of thee!” and, by the operation of the second cup, draws it on the drawer when indeed there is no need. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, their men Surrounding Event: Mercutio and Benvolio are walking before the fight with the Tybalt Significance: Mercutio is saying Benvolio is rash and too quick to fight Fig. Language: Simile How it’s used: Mercutio is comparing Benvolio to someone who fights a lot Why it’s used/What it means: It emphasizes the fact that Benvolio fights too much
Am I like such a fellow? Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Benvolio, Mercutio, and their men Surrounding Event: Benvolio and Mercutio are walking through town, Mercutio was telling Benvolio he fights too much Significance: Benvolio is implying Mercutio is wrong Fig. Language: None
Come, come, thou art as hot a Jack in thy mood as any in Italy, and as soon moved to be moody, and as soon moody to be moved. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, and their men Surrounding Event: Mercutio and Benvolio are walking through town Significance: Mercutio is criticizing Benvolio for being so quick to duel, calling him moody and hot Fig. Language: Simile How it’s used: Mercutio is comparing Benvolio to the most hot-headed men in Italy Why it’s used/What it means: Mercutio is exaggerating how quick Benvolio is to fight
And what to? Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Benvolio, Mercutio, and their men Surrounding Event: Mercutio and Benvolio are walking through town, Mercutio has been saying Benvolio fights too much Significance: Benvolio seems to not care that Mercutio is insulting him, probably because it’s not true Fig. Language: None
Nay, and there were two such, we should have none shortly, for one would kill the other. Thou, why, thou wilt quarrel with a man that hath a hair more or a hair less in his beard than thou hast. Thou wilt quarrel with a man for cracking nuts, having no other reason but because thou hast hazel eyes. What eye but such an eye would spy out such a quarrel? Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, and their men Surrounding Event: Mercutio and Benvolio are walking through town Significance: Mercutio is saying Benvolio fights people for no reason Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Eyes don’t spy out quarrels Why it’s used/What it means: Benvolio will use his eye to spy out quarrels
Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat, and yet thy head hath been beaten as addle as an egg for quarreling. Thou hast quarreled with a man for coughing in the street because he hath wakened thy dog that hath lain asleep in the sun. Didst thou not fall out with a tailor for wearing his new doublet before Easter? With another, for tying his new shoes with old ribbon? And yet thou wilt tutor me from quarreling! Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, and their men Surrounding Event: Mercutio and Benvolio are walking through town Significance: Mercutio is saying Benvolio fights people for no reason Fig. Language: Simile How it’s used: Mercutio compares Benvolio’s head to an egg, saying it is full of fighting like an egg is full of yolk Why it’s used/What it means: Mercutio is insulting Benvolio
An I were so apt to quarrel as thou art, any man should buy the fee simple of my life for an hour and a quarter. Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, and their men Surrounding Event: Mercutio is saying that Benvolio is hot-headed and quick to fight Significance: Benvolio is responding with the same argument about Mercutio Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: Benvolio says Mercutio’s life insurance could be bought for an hour and a quarter Why it’s used/What it means: Benvolio is saying Mercutio has super high life insurance rates because he duels so much
The fee simple? O simple! Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, their men Surrounding Event: Benvolio said Mercutio has really high life insurance(fee simple) because he duels too much Significance: Mercutio is scoffing and Benvolio’s assertment Fig. Language: Pun How it’s used: ‘Simple’ is used to as part of ‘fee simple’ and to mean foolish Why it’s used/What it means: It emphasizes how foolish Mercutio thinks Benvolio is
By my head, here comes the Capulets. Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Benvolio, Mercutio, their men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and their men Surrounding Event: Benvolio and Mercutio were walking through town Significance: Benvolio and Mercutio have just met the Capulets Fig. Language: None
By my heel, I care not. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: The Capulets are arriving Significance: Mercutio is disrespecting the Capulets, this attitude is one cause of his death Fig. Language: None
Follow me close, for I will speak to them. Gentlemen, good e’en. A word with one of you. Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Petruccio and others, then Benvolio and Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: The Capulets are arriving Significance: Tybalt is coming to see the Montagues, because he is mad at Romeo. This will lead to the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio Fig. Language: None
And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something. Make it a word and a blow. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke Tybalt Significance: Mercutio is provoking Tybalt, this attitude will lead to his death Fig. Language: None How it’s used: None
You shall find me apt enough to that, sir, an you will give me occasion. Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: The Capulets are arriving Significance: Tybalt is coming to see the Montagues, because he is mad at Romeo. This will lead to the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Could you not take some occasion without giving? Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke Tybalt Significance: Mercutio is provoking Tybalt, this attitude will lead to his death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Mercutio, thou consort’st with Romeo. Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke Tybalt Significance: Tybalt is coming to see the Montagues, because he is mad at Romeo. This will lead to the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Consort? What, dost thou make us minstrels? An thou make minstrels of us, look to hear nothing but discords. Here’s my fiddlestick. Here’s that shall make you dance. Zounds, “consort”! Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke Tybalt Significance: Mercutio is provoking Tybalt, this attitude will lead to his death Fig. Language: none
We talk here in the public haunt of men. Either withdraw unto some private place, And reason coldly of your grievances, Or else depart. Here all eyes gaze on us. Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Mercutio and Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke tybalt Significance: Benvolio is trying to keep the peace, but this quote only makes Mercutio want to fight more, causing a conflict that will lead to Mercutio and Tybalt’s deaths Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Men’s eyes were made to look and let them gaze. I will not budge for no man’s pleasure, I. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Mercutio, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke Tybalt Significance: Mercutio wants to fight Tybalt, at least verbally, this attitude will lead to his death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Well, peace be with you, sir. Here comes my man. Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoked Tybalt Significance: Tybalt has come to fight Romeo, causing a conflict that will lead to the deaths of he and Mercutio Fig. Language: none
But I’ll be hanged, sir, if he wear your livery. Marry, go before to field, he’ll be your follower. Your worship in that sense may call him “man.” Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke Tybalt Significance: Mercutio is saying Romeo isn’t Tybalt’s servant, the pun on ‘man’ shows a provoking attitude which will later get Mercutio killed Fig. Language: pun How it’s used: Man can mean servant or the person Tybalt wants to fight Why it’s used/What it means: Mercutio uses humor to try and make Tybalt look stupid
The love I bear thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain. Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Tybalt is provoking Romeo Significance: Tybalt wants to fight Romeo, causing a conflict that will lead to Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s deaths Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
The reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage To such a greeting. Villain am I none. Therefore, farewell. I see thou know’st me not. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Romeo wants peace Significance: Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt, which leads Mercutio to defend him and then die Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries That thou hast done me. Therefore turn and draw. Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Tybalt challenges Romeo Significance: Tybalt wants to fight Romeo, causing a conflict that will lead to Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s deaths Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
I do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, Till thou shalt know the reason of my love. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Tybalt challenged romeo Significance: Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt, which leads Mercutio to defend him and then die Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
And so, good Capulet—which name I tender As dearly as my own—be satisfied. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Romeo wants peace Significance: Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt, which leads Mercutio to defend him and then die Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
O calm dishonourable, vile submission! Alla stoccata carries it away. ____a____, you ratcatcher, will you walk? a=TybaltSpeaker: Mercutio Talking to: Himself, then Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio is provoking Tybalt Significance: Mercutio decides to defend Romeo, leading to Mercutio’s death Fig. Language: metaphor How it’s used: Tybalt is compared to a ratcatcher Why it’s used/What it means: Insulting Tybalt, since a ratcatching is unpleasant, so is Tybalt
What wouldst thou have with me? Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio challenges Tybalt Significance: Tybalt asks Mercutio what he wants, leading them to fight. They both eventually die because of this Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Good King of Cats, nothing but one of your nine lives, that I mean to make bold withal, and, as you shall use me hereafter, dry-beat the rest of the eight. Will you pluck your sword out of his pilcher by the ears? Make haste, lest mine be about your ears ere it be out. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke Tybalt Significance: Mercutio decides to defend Romeo and dies as a result Fig. Language: allusion How it’s used: Calling Tybalt the King of Cats like a character in “Reynard the Fox” who was also quarrelsome Why it’s used/What it means:
I am for you. Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio provoke Tybalt Significance: Tybalt agrees to fight Mercutio and they both die as a result Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Gentle ____a____, put thy rapier up. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Mercutio (a) Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio challenges Tybalt Significance: Romeo interrupts Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s fight, which may partly cause Mercutio’s death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Come, sir, your passado. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio decides to defend Romeo, leading to the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt Significance: Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Draw, ____a____. Beat down their weapons. Gentlemen, for shame! Forbear this outrage. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Benvolio (a), then Tybalt and Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio and Tybalt are fighting Significance: Romeo interrupts Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s fight, which may partly cause Mercutio’s death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
The Prince expressly hath Forbidden bandying in Verona streets. Hold, ____a____! ____b____! a=Tybaltb=Good MercutioSpeaker: Romeo Talking to: Tybalt and Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event:Mercutio and Tybalt are fighting Significance: Romeo interrupts Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s fight, which may partly cause Mercutio’s death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Away, ____a____. a=TybaltSpeaker: Petruchio Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men, Tybalt, Petruchio, and his men Surrounding Event:Mercutio and Tybalt are fighting Significance: The Capulet’s leave, giving Romeo time to think and decide to kill Tybalt Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
I am hurt. A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped. Is he gone and hath nothing? Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Romeo and Benvolio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his Mercutio’s and Benvolio’s men. Surrounding Event:Mercutio is hurt Significance: Mercutio is mad about his death, leading Romeo to decide to kill Tybalt to avenge him Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
What, art thou hurt? Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio is hurt Significance: Mercutio will reveal he’s hurt and this causes Romeo to kill Tybalt Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
y, ay, a scratch, a scratch. Marry, ’tis enough. Where is my ____a____?—Go, villain, fetch a surgeon. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio, then his page (a) Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio’s page, and his men Surrounding Event:Mercutio is hurt Significance: Mercutio reveals he is hurt, leading Romeo to kill Tybalt Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Courage, man. The hurt cannot be much. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio is hurt Significance: Mercutio will reveal he’s hurt and this causes Romeo to kill Tybalt Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
No, ’tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio is hurt Significance: Mercutio reveals he’s hurt and this causes Romeo to kill Tybalt Fig. Language: Simile, pun How it’s used: Compares wound to a church door, “grave” means serious or where people are buried Why it’s used/What it means: Saying wound is not big, saying he will die
I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o’ both your houses! Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat to scratch a man to death! A braggart, a rogue, a villain that fights by the book of arithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm. Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio is hurt Significance: Mercutio reveals he’s hurt and this causes Romeo to kill Tybalt Fig. Language: none
I thought all for the best. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Mercutio Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, and his men Surrounding Event: Mercutio is hurt Significance: Romeo feels guilty, causing him to avenge Mercutio’s death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Help me into some house, ____a____, Or I shall faint. A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me. I have it, And soundly too. Your houses! Speaker: Mercutio Talking to: Benvolio (a) and Romeo Who’s present: Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, and his men Surrounding Event:Mercutio is hurt Significance: Mercutio reveals he’s hurt and this causes Romeo to kill Tybalt Fig. Language: metaphor How it’s used: Compares himself to worms’ meat Why it’s used/What it means: He will become food for the worms when buried, like meat
This gentleman, the Prince’s near ally, My very friend, hath got his mortal hurt In my behalf. My reputation stained With ____a____’s slander.—____a____, that an hour Hath been my kinsman! a=TybaltSpeaker: Romeo Talking to: Himself Who’s present: Romeo, Surrounding Event: Mercutio is hurt Significance: Romeo is angry at Tybalt, so he will kill him Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
O sweet Juliet, Thy beauty hath made me effeminate And in my temper softened valor’s steel! Speaker: Romeo Talking to: to himself (as if to Juliet) Who’s present: Romeo Surrounding Event: Mercutio is hurt Significance: Romeo realizes the power his love for Juliet had over him, this love will cause problems later Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet isn’t present Why it’s used/What it means: Romeo’s love for Juliet has made him weak
O ____a____, ____a____, brave ____b____ is dead! That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds, Which too untimely here did scorn the earth. a=Romeob=MercutioSpeaker: Benvolio Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Mercutio was killed by Tybalt Significance: Benvolio reveals Mercutio is dead, causing Romeo to kill Tybalt Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
This day’s black fate on more days doth depend. This but begins the woe others must end. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Romeo and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Mercutio dies Significance: Romeo is depressed because of the horrible events and will thus kill Tybalt Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Here comes the furious ____a____ back again. a=TybaltSpeaker: Benvolio Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Tybalt, and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Mercutio dies Significance: Benvolio reveals Tybalt is coming, so Romeo kills him Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Alive in triumph—and ____a____ slain! Away to heaven, respective lenity, And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now. a=MercutioSpeaker: Romeo to Benvolio Talking to: Who’s present: Romeo, Tybalt, and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Mercutio dies Significance: Romeo is mad about Mercutio’s death and will kill Tybalt Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Now, ____a____, take the “villain” back again That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him. a=TybaltSpeaker: Romeo Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Romeo, Tybalt, and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Mercutio died Significance:Romeo is mad at Tybalt so he will kill him Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Thou, wretched boy, that didst consort him here Shalt with him hence. Speaker: Tybalt Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Tybalt, and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Romeo challenge Tybalt Significance: Tybalt threatens Romeo, causing them to fight and Tybalt to die Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
This shall determine that. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Tybalt Who’s present: Romeo, Tybalt, and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Romeo challenge Tybalt Significance: Romeo is mad at Tybalt and fights him, killing Tybalt Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
____a____, away, be gone! The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain. Stand not amazed. The Prince will doom thee death If thou art taken. Hence, be gone, away! Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Romeo (a) Who’s present: Romeo, Tybalt, and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Tybalt dies Significance: Romeo is now in danger of being killed by the law Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Oh, I am fortune’s fool! Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Romeo, Tybalt (dead), and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Tybalt dies Significance: Shows Romeo’s sadness, causing him to make bad decisions later on Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Why dost thou stay? Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Tybalt, and Benvolio Surrounding Event: Tybalt died Significance: Benvolio is telling Romeo to leave, shows he is in danger of death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Which way ran he that killed Mercutio? Tybalt, that murderer, which way ran he? Speaker: Citizen Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Benvolio, Tybalt,and Citizens Surrounding Event: Tybalt died Significance: The citizens will discover Tybalt is dead, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
There lies that Tybalt. Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Citizen Who’s present: Benvolio, Tybalt,and Citizens Surrounding Event: Tybalt Died Significance: The citizens will discover Tybalt is dead, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Up, sir, go with me. I charge thee in the Prince’s name, obey. Speaker: Citizen Talking to: Tybalt (unaware Tybalt is dead) Who’s present: Benvolio, Tybalt,and Citizens Surrounding Event: Tybalt died Significance: The citizens will discover Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: Dramatic irony How it’s used: Citizen doesn’t realize Tybalt is dead Why it’s used/What it means: He wants to take Tybalt to Prince Escalus
Where are the vile beginners of this fray? Speaker: Prince Escalus Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Prince arrives Significance: Prince Escalus will Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
O noble prince, I can discover all The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. There lies the man, slain by young Romeo, That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio. Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Prince tries to end this problem Significance: Prince Escalus will Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Tybalt, my cousin! O my brother’s child! O Prince! O cousin! Husband! Oh, the blood is spilled Of my dear kinsman! Prince, as thou art true, For blood of ours shed blood of Montague. O cousin, cousin! Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Tybalt’s dead body, Prince Escalus, Capulet Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo will be exiled as punishment for killing Tybalt Significance: Fig. Language: Apostrophe; How it’s used: Tybalt’s dead body is inanimate; Why it’s used: To express grief
Who began this bloody fray? Speaker: Prince Escalus Talking to: Benvolio Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus will Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none
Tybalt here slain, whom Romeo’s hand did slay. Romeo, that spoke him fair, bade him bethink Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus will Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none
How nice the quarrel was and urged withal Your high displeasure. All this uttered With gentle breath, calm look, knees humbly bowed, Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event:Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus will Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none
Could not take truce with the unruly spleen Of Tybalt deaf to peace, but that he tilts With piercing steel at bold Mercutio’s breast, Who, all as hot, turns deadly point to point, And, with a martial scorn, with one hand beats Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus will Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none
Cold death aside and with the other sends It back to Tybalt, whose dexterity, Retorts it. Romeo, he cries aloud, “Hold, friends! Friends, part!” and, swifter than his tongue, Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus learns Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: Simile How it’s used: Compares Romeo to his tongue Why it’s used/What it means: To show Romeo quickly tried to stop the fighting
His agile arm beats down their fatal points, And ‘twixt them rushes—underneath whose arm An envious thrust from Tybalt hit the life Of stout Mercutio, and then Tybalt fled. Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus will Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
But by and by comes back to Romeo, Who had but newly entertained revenge, And to ‘t they go like lightning, for ere I Could draw to part them was stout Tybalt slain. And, as he fell, did Romeo turn and fly. This is the truth, or let Benvolio die. Speaker: Benvolio Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus will Romeo killed Tybalt, putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: simile How it’s used: Romeo and Tybalt to lightning Why it’s used/What it means: They fought fast, like lightning
He is a kinsman to the Montague. Affection makes him false. He speaks not true. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Romeo killed Tybalt putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none
Some twenty of them fought in this black strife, And all those twenty could but kill one life. I beg for justice, which thou, Prince, must give. Romeo slew Tybalt. Romeo must not live. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Romeo killed Tybalt putting Romeo in danger of death Fig. Language: none
Romeo slew him he slew Mercutio. Who now the price of his dear blood doth owe? Speaker: Prince Escalus Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event:Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus will exile Romeo rather than kill him Fig. Language: none
Not Romeo, Prince, he was Mercutio’s friend. His fault concludes but what the law should end, The life of Tybalt. Speaker: Montague Talking to: Prince Escalus Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Prince Escalus will exile Romeo, not kill him Fig. Language: none
And for that offence Immediately we do exile him hence. Speaker: Prince Escalus Talking to: Montague Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Romeo will be exiled, which causes a challenge for his love Fig. Language: none
I have an interest in your hearts’ proceeding. My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding. But I’ll amerce you with so strong a fine That you shall all repent the loss of mine. I will be deaf to pleading and excuses. Speaker: Prince Escalus Talking to: Montague Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Romeo will be exiled, which causes a challenge for his love Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Mercutio is compared to blood Why it’s used/What it means: Mercutio was related to Prince Escalus, so they are blood relatives
Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses, Therefore use none. Let Romeo hence in haste, Else, when he’s found, that hour is his last. Bear hence this body and attend our will. Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill. Speaker: Prince Escalus Talking to: Montague Who’s present: Prince, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Benvolio, Tybalt, Citizens, and others Surrounding Event: Romeo is exiled for killing Tybalt Significance: Romeo will be exiled, which causes a challenge for his love Fig. Language: none
Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, Toward Phoebus’ lodging. Such a wagoner As Phaeton would whip you to the west And bring in cloudy night immediately. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself (as if to Apollo, the Sun God, and his horses) Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Juliet is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet is talking to Apollo, the sun god, who is not present (or his horses) Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet wants night (and Romeo) to come quickly
Spread thy close curtain, love-performing night, That runaways’ eyes may wink, and Romeo Leap to these arms, untalked of and unseen. Lovers can see to do their amorous rites By their own beauties, or, if love be blind, Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself (as if to night) Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Juliet is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet is talking to night Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet wants night (and Romeo) to come
It best agrees with night. Come, civil night, Thou sober-suited matron, all in black, And learn me how to lose a winning match Played for a pair of stainless maidenhoods. Hood my unmann’d blood bating in my cheeks, Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself (as if to night) Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Juliet is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet is talking to night Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet wants night (and Romeo) to come
With thy black mantle, till strange love, grow bold, Think true love acted simple modesty. Come, night. Come, Romeo. Come, thou day in night, For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself (as if to night and Romeo) Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Juliet is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet is talking to night, and Romeo, who is not present Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet wants night and Romeo to come
Whiter than new snow upon a raven’s back. Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-browed night, Give me my Romeo. And when I shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself (as if to night) Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Juliet is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet is talking to night Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet wants night (and Romeo) to come
And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. Oh, I have bought the mansion of a love, But not possessed it, and though I am sold, Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Juliet is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Juliet is comparing Romeo to a mansion Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet has married Romeo but hasn’t “used” him yet (consummated the marriage)
Not yet enjoyed. So tedious is this day As is the night before some festival To an impatient child that hath new robes And may not wear them. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Juliet is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Simile How it’s used: Juliet compares the day to the night before a festival Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet is as excited for Romeo to come as a child would be before a festival
Oh, here comes ____b____, And she brings news, and every tongue that speaks But Romeo’s name speaks heavenly eloquence.— Now, ____b____, what news? What hast thou there? The cords That Romeo bid thee fetch? a=my Nurseb=NurseSpeaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself, then the Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: none
Ay, ay, the cords. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse has brought a rope ladder to Juliet, which Romeo is supposed to climb to her bedroom. These ropes will make Juliet sadder later on when she realized “death will take her maidenhead” Fig. Language: none
Ay me, what news? Why dost thou wring thy hands? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is excited to hear news about Romeo because of her love for him, meaning she will easily forgive him. This almost blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: none
Ah, welladay! He’s dead, he’s dead, he’s dead! We are undone, lady, we are undone! Alack the day! He’s gone, he’s killed, he’s dead! Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse brings news that Romeo killed Tybalt, which will cause Juliet to be angry at Romeo temporarily Fig. Language: none
Can heaven be so envious? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet thinks Romeo died and is sad, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: none
Romeo can, Though heaven cannot. O Romeo, Romeo! Who ever would have thought it? Romeo! Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: Juliet is watching the clock for nightfall, when Romeo is supposed to sneak into her room Significance: The Nurse brings news that Romeo killed Tybalt, which will cause Juliet to be angry at Romeo temporarily Fig. Language: none
What devil art thou that dost torment me thus? This torture should be roared in dismal hell. Hath Romeo slain himself? Say thou but “ay,” And that bare vowel I shall poison more Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice. I am not I if there be such an I, Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet thinks Romeo died and is sad, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Simile/Hyperbole How it’s used: Juliet compares the Nurse’s saying “Yes” to the look of a basilisk Why it’s used/What it means: To show Juliet will be very sad if Romeo killed himself
Or those eyes shut that makes thee answer “ay.” If he be slain, say “ay,” or if not, “no.” Brief sounds determine of my weal or woe. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet thinks Romeo died and is sad, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: none
I saw the wound, I saw it with mine eyes— God save the mark!—here on his manly breast. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse brings news that Romeo killed Tybalt, which will cause Juliet to be angry at Romeo temporarily Fig. Language: none
A piteous corse, a bloody piteous corse. Pale, pale as ashes, all bedaubed in blood, All in gore blood. I swoonèd at the sight. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Fig. Language: none
O, break, my heart, poor bankrout, break at once! To prison, eyes, ne’er look on liberty. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse (as if to her eyes and heart) Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet thinks Romeo died and is sad, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Juliet’s eyes can’t actually go to prison Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet is depressed, so she’s saying her eyes won’t look at anything again
Vile earth, to earth resign. End motion here, And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet thinks Romeo died and is sad, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: Juliet doesn’t actually plan to lie in the same coffin as Romeo Why it’s used/What it means: To show that Juliet is so depressed, she might as well be dead
O Tybalt, Tybalt, the best friend I had! O courteous Tybalt! Honest gentleman! That ever I should live to see thee dead. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse brings news that Romeo killed Tybalt, which will cause Juliet to be angry at Romeo temporarily Fig. Language: Apostrophy How it’s used: Tybalt isn’t there Why it’s used: To show the Nurse misses Tybalt
What storm is this that blows so contrary? Is Romeo slaughtered, and is Tybalt dead? My dearest cousin and my dearer lord? Then, dreadful trumpet, sound the general doom! For who is living if those two are gone? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse (then as if to trumpet) Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet thinks Romeo and Tybalt died and is sad, showing her love for Romeo and care for Tybalt. This blind passion for Romeo may cause problems later on Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet talks to trumpets, which are inanimate objects Why it’s used/What it means: To show Juliet is very sad, wanting trumpets to play the “song of doom”
Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banishèd. Romeo that killed him—he is banishèd. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse brings news that Romeo killed Tybalt, which will cause Juliet to be angry at Romeo temporarily Fig. Language: none
O God, did Romeo’s hand shed Tybalt’s blood? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse brings news that Romeo killed Tybalt, which will cause Juliet to be angry at Romeo temporarily Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Hands don’t kill people, people kill people Why it’s used/What it means: Romeo killed Tybalt
It did, it did. Alas the day, it did. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Lets Juliet know what happens and she eventually decides Romeo over Tybalt, this blind passion will cause problems Fig. Language: none
O serpent heart hid with a flowering face! Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical! Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despisèd substance of divinest show, Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is angry that Romeo killed Tybalt but is conflicted because of her initial love for him which causes her to forgive him. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Oxymoron How it’s used: Juliet uses contradictory terms (“doth-feathered raven”, “wolvish-ravening lamb”) Why it’s used/What it means: To show Juliet thinks Romeo appears nice but is really evil, since he killed Tybalt
A damnèd saint, an honorable villain! O nature, what hadst thou to do in hell When thou didst bower the spirit of a fiend In moral paradise of such sweet flesh? Was ever book containing such vile matter So fairly bound? Oh, that deceit should dwell In such a gorgeous palace! Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is angry that Romeo killed Tybalt but is conflicted because of her initial love for him which causes her to forgive him. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Oxymoron How it’s used: Juliet uses contradictory terms (damnèd saint, an honorable villain) Why it’s used/What it means: To show Juliet thinks Romeo appears nice but is really evil, since he killed Tybalt
There’s no trust, No faith, no honesty in men. All perjured, All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers. Ah, where’s my man?—Give me some aqua vitae.— Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse speaks ill of Romeo, causing Juliet to defend him and show her love for him Fig. Language: none
These griefs, these woes, these sorrows make me old. Shame come to Romeo! Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse speaks ill of Romeo, causing Juliet to defend him and show her love for him Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: The Nurse isn’t actually becoming old because of her sorrows Why it’s used/What it means: To show the Nurse is suffering woes and sorrows
Blistered be thy tongue For such a wish! He was not born to shame. Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit, For ’tis a throne where honor may be crowned. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet defends Romeo, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: Juliet doesn’t actually want the Nurse’s tongue to be blistered Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet is mad that the Nurse is mad at Romeo
Sole monarch of the universal earth, Oh, what a beast was I to chide at him! Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet defends Romeo, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Romeo is compared to a monarch Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet means Romeo is her leader/she will follow him as if he were her king
Will you speak well of him that killed your cousin? Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse speaks ill of Romeo, causing Juliet to defend him and show her love for him Fig. Language: none
Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband? Ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name, Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet defends Romeo, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Talking to Romeo, who isn’t there. Why it’s used: To show she is sad about saying bad things about Romeo
When I, thy three hours’ wife, have mangled it? But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin? That villain cousin would have killed my husband. Back, foolish tears, back to your native spring. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse (as if to Romeo, then her tears) Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet assumes the best of Romeo, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet is talking to her tears Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet doesn’t want to cry since Tybalt, who would have killed Romeo, is dead
Your tributary drops belong to woe, Which you, mistaking, offer up to joy. My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain, And Tybalt’s dead, that would have slain my husband. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse (as if to her tears) Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet assumes the best of Romeo, showing her love for him. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet is talking to her tears Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet is sad that Romeo is banished, not happy that he is alive
All this is comfort. Wherefore weep I then? Some word there was, worse than Tybalt’s death, That murdered me. I would forget it fain, But oh, it presses to my memory, Like damnèd guilty deeds to sinners’ minds. “Tybalt is dead, and Romeo banishèd.” Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is sad that Tybalt is dead and that Romeo is banished, showing her love for Romeo. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Simile How it’s used: Juliet compares her memory of bad news to sinners’ memory of guilty deeds Why it’s used/What it means: To show Juliet can’t stop being sad over Romeo’s banishment and Tybalt’s death
That “banishèd,” that one word “banishèd” Hath slain ten thousand Tybalts. Tybalt’s death Was woe enough, if it had ended there. Or, if sour woe delights in fellowship And needly will be ranked with other griefs, Why followed not, when she said “Tybalt’s dead,” Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is sadder that Romeo is banished than that Tybalt is dead, showing her love for Romeo. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Words can’t kill people Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet is saying Romeo’s banishment is much worse than Tybalt’s death
“Thy father” or “thy mother,” nay, or both, Which modern lamentations might have moved? But with a rearward following Tybalt’s death, “Romeo is banishèd.” To speak that word, Is father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, All slain, all dead. “Romeo is banishèd.” Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is sad that Romeo is banished, showing her love for Romeo. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Juliet is comparing the word “banishment” to death Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet thinks Romeo’s banishment is as bad as, if not worse, than death
There is no end, no limit, measure, bound, In that word’s death. No words can that woe sound. Where is my father and my mother, Nurse? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself, then Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is sad that Romeo is banished, showing her love for Romeo. This blind passion may cause problems later on. How it’s used: Juliet is comparing the word “banishment” to death Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet thinks Romeo’s banishment is as bad as, if not worse, than death
Weeping and wailing over Tybalt’s corse. Will you go to them? I will bring you thither. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse describes how sad Juliet’s parents are over Tybalt’s death, providing a contrast over Juliet’s concern over Romeo’s banishment Fig. Language: none
Wash they his wounds with tears? Mine shall be spent When theirs are dry, for Romeo’s banishment. Take up those cords. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is sad that Romeo is banished, showing her love for Romeo. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: none
Poor ropes, you are beguiled, Both you and I, for Romeo is exiled. He made you for a highway to my bed, But I, a maid, die maiden-widowèd. Come, cords.—Come, ____a____. I’ll to my wedding bed. And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead! Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Herself (as if to the ropes), then Nurse (a) Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is sad that Romeo is banished, showing her love for Romeo. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: Apostrophe How it’s used: Juliet talks to the ropes, inanimate objects Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet means the rope ladder and her are useless now because of Romeo’s exile (Romeo was going to climb the rope ladder to her bedroom)
Hie to your chamber. I’ll find Romeo To comfort you. I wot well where he is. Hark ye, your Romeo will be here at night. I’ll to him. He is hid at Lawrence’ cell. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: The Nurse is going to get Romeo to visit Juliet. This shows how much Juliet cares about Romeo, since she is distraught until the Nurse agrees to get him Fig. Language: none
O, find him! Give this ring to my true knight, And bid him come to take his last farewell. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Juliet and Nurse Surrounding Event: The Nurse comes to give Juliet news of Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Juliet is excited to see Romeo, showing her love for Romeo. This blind passion may cause problems later on. Fig. Language: none
____a____, come forth. Come forth, thou fearful man. Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo (a) Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Affliction can’t have desires Why it’s used/What it means: Shows Romeo is frightened
Father, what news? What is the Prince’s doom? What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand That I yet know not? Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Personifiation How it’s used: Sorrow can’t have desires Why it’s used/What it means: Asking what suffering he has to face
Too familiar Is my dear son with such sour company. I bring thee tidings of the Prince’s doom. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
What less than doomsday is the Prince’s doom? Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
A gentler judgment vanished from his lips: Not body’s death, but body’s banishment. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Ha, banishment! Be merciful, say “death,” For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death. Do not say “banishment.” Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Exile can’t look Why it’s used/What it means: To show exile is scary
Hence from Verona art thou banishèd. Be patient, for the world is broad and wide. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
There is no world without Verona walls But purgatory, torture, hell itself. Hence “banishèd” is banished from the world, And world’s exile is death. Then “banishèd,” Is death mistermed. Calling death “banishment,” Thou cutt’st my head off with a golden ax And smilest upon the stroke that murders me. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Compares calling death banishment to cutting off someone’s head Why it’s used/What it means: To show banishment is bad
O deadly sin! O rude unthankfulness! Thy fault our law calls death, but the kind Prince, Taking thy part, hath rushed aside the law, And turned that black word “death” to “banishment.” This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
‘Tis torture and not mercy. Heaven is here, Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dog And little mouse, every unworthy thing, Live here in heaven and may look on her, But Romeo may not. More validity, Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Compares banishment to torture Why it’s used/What it means: To show banishment is bad
More honorable state, more courtship lives In carrion flies than Romeo. They may seize On the white wonder of dear Juliet’s hand And steal immortal blessing from her lips, Who even in pure and vestal modesty, Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Courtship can’t live Why it’s used/What it means: To show Romeo is unsuited for romance
But ____a____ may not. He is banishèd. Flies may do this, but I from this must fly. They are free men, but I am banishèd. And sayst thou yet that exile is not death? Hadst thou no poison mixed, no sharp-ground knife, Speaker: Romeo (a) Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
No sudden mean of death, though ne’er so mean, But “banishèd” to kill me?—”Banishèd”! O ____a____, the damnèd use that word in hell. Howling attends it. How hast thou the heart, Being a divine, a ghostly confessor, A sin-absolver, and my friend professed, To mangle me with that word “banishèd”? Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar (a) Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Howling can’t attend things Why it’s used/What it means: To show banishment is bad
Thou fond mad man, hear me a little speak. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Oh, thou wilt speak again of banishment. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
I’ll give thee armor to keep off that word— Adversity’s sweet milk, philosophy— To comfort thee though thou art banishèd. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Compares philosophy to milk Why it’s used/What it means: Philosophy is sweet like milk
Yet “banishèd”? Hang up philosophy! Unless philosophy can make a Juliet, Displant a town, reverse a prince’s doom, It helps not, it prevails not. Talk no more. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Oh, then I see that madmen have no ears. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: Madmen have ears Why it’s used/What it means: To show Romeo doesn’t want to listen
How should they, when that wise men have no eyes? Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: Wise men have eyes Why it’s used/What it means: Friar Lawrence can’t see that talking will do no good
Let me dispute with thee of thy estate. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Thou canst not speak of that thou dost not feel. Wert thou as young as I, Juliet thy love, An hour but married, Tybalt murderèd, Doting like me, and like me banishèd, Then mightst thou speak, then mightst thou tear thy hair And fall upon the ground, as I do now, Taking the measure of an unmade grave. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Arise. One knocks. Good ____a____, hide thyself. a=RomeoSpeaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet when the Nurse brings news Fig. Language: none
Not I, unless the breath of heart sick groans, Mistlike, infold me from the search of eyes. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Friar Lawrence has a conversation with Romeo in Friar Lawrence’s cell Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: simile How it’s used: Breath of his groans is like mist Why it’s used/What it means: To show the mist of his groans will hide him
Hark, how they knock!—Who’s there?—Romeo, arise. Thou wilt be taken.—Stay awhile.—Stand up. Run to my study.—By and by!—God’s will, What simpleness is this!—I come, I come. Who knocks so hard? Whence come you? What’s your will? Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo and Nurse Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Let me come in, and you shall know my errand. I come from Lady Juliet. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Welcome then. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
O ____a____, O, tell me, ____a____, Where is my lady’s lord? Where’s Romeo? a=holy friarSpeaker: Nurse Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
There on the ground, with his own tears made drunk. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: Romeo isn’t drunk from his tears Why it’s used/What it means: Romeo is crying a lot
Oh, he is even in my mistress’ case, Just in her case. O woeful sympathy, Piteous predicament! Even so lies she, Blubbering and weeping, weeping and blubbering. Stand up, stand up. Stand, an you be a man. For Juliet’s sake, for her sake, rise and stand. Why should you fall into so deep an O? Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Friar Laurence, then Romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Nurse! Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Ah sir, ah sir. Death’s the end of all. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Spakest thou of Juliet? How is it with her? Doth she not think me an old murderer, Now I have stained the childhood of our joy With blood removed but little from her own? Where is she? And how doth she? And what says My concealed lady to our canceled love? Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Oh, she says nothing, sir, but weeps and weeps, And now falls on her bed, and then starts up, And “Tybalt” calls, and then on Romeo cries, And then down falls again. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
As if that name, Shot from the deadly level of a gun, Did murder her, as that name’s cursed hand Murdered her kinsman. O, tell me, tell me, In what vile part of this anatomy Doth my name lodge? Tell me, that I may sack The hateful mansion. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Simile How it’s used: Compares the pain of Tybalt’s name o murder Why it’s used/What it means: Tos show Juliet is sad
Hold thy desperate hand. Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art. Thy tears are womanish. Thy wild acts denote The unreasonable fury of a beast. Unseemly woman in a seeming man, And ill-beseeming beast in seeming both! Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Compares Romeo to a woman Why it’s used/What it means: To show Romeo is being immature
Thou hast amazed me. By my holy order, I thought thy disposition better tempered. Hast thou slain Tybalt? Wilt thou slay thyself, And slay thy lady that in thy life lives By doing damnèd hate upon thyself? Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Why railst thou on thy birth, the heaven, and earth? Since birth and heaven and earth, all three do meet In thee at once, which thou at once wouldst lose? Fie, fie, thou shamest thy shape, thy love, thy wit, Which, like a usurer, abound’st in all Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
And usest none in that true use indeed Which should bedeck thy shape, thy love, thy wit. Thy noble shape is but a form of wax, Digressing from the valor of a man Thy dear love sworn but hollow perjury, Killing that love which thou hast vowed to cherish Thy wit, that ornament to shape and love, Misshapen in the conduct of them both, Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Metaphor How it’s used: Compares Romeo’s wit to an ornament Why it’s used/What it means: Romeo’s wit helps his love and body
Like powder in a skilless soldier’s flask, Is set afire by thine own ignorance And thou dismembered with thine own defence. What, rouse thee, man! Thy Juliet is alive, For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead— Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Simile How it’s used: Compares setting powder to fire to Romeo’s hurting himself Why it’s used/What it means: To show Romeo is hurting himself
There art thou happy. Tybalt would kill thee, But thou slewest Tybalt—there art thou happy. The law that threatened death becomes thy friend And turns it to exile—there art thou happy. A pack of blessings light upon thy back, Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Happiness courts thee in her best array, But, like a misbehaved and sullen wench, Thou pout’st upon thy fortune and thy love. Take heed, take heed, for such die miserable. Go, get thee to thy love, as was decreed. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Happiness doesn’t court Romeo Why it’s used/What it means: Romeo should be happy
Ascend her chamber, hence, and comfort her. But look thou stay not till the watch be set, For then thou canst not pass to Mantua, Where thou shalt live, till we can find a time To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends, Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Beg pardon of the Prince, and call thee back With twenty hundred thousand times more joy Than thou went’st forth in lamentation. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Go before, ____a____. Commend me to thy lady, And bid her hasten all the house to bed, Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto. Romeo is coming. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Nurse (a) Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
O Lord, I could have stayed here all the night To hear good counsel. Oh, what learning is! My lord, I’ll tell my lady you will come. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Friar Lawrence, then Romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Do so, and bid my sweet prepare to chide. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Here, sir, a ring she bid me give you, sir. Hie you, make haste, for it grows very late. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo, Friar Laurence, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Nurse informs Romeo that Juliet waits for him Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
How well my comfort is revived by this! Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Romeo and Friar Lawrence end their discussion about Romeo’s problem Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
Go hence. Good night. And here stands all your state: Either be gone before the watch be set, Or by the break of day disguised from hence. Sojourn in Mantua. I’ll find out your man, And he shall signify from time to time Every good hap to you that chances here. Give me thy hand. ‘Tis late. Farewell, good night. Speaker: Friar Lawrence Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Romeo and Friar Lawrence end their discussion about Romeo’s problem Significance: Friar Lawrence and Romeo will agree that he can stay the night with Juliet Fig. Language: none
But that a joy past joy calls out on me, It were a grief so brief to part with thee. Farewell. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Friar Lawrence Who’s present: Romeo and Friar Lawrence Surrounding Event: Romeo and Friar Lawrence end their discussion about Romeo’s problem Significance: Shows Romeo’s excitement to see Juliet Fig. Language: none
Things have fall’n out, sir, so unluckily, That we have had no time to move our daughter. Look you, she loved her kinsman Tybalt dearly, And so did I. Well, we were born to die. ‘Tis very late. She’ll not come down tonight. I promise you, but for your company, I would have been abed an hour ago. Speaker: Lord Capulet Talking to: Paris Who’s present: Lord Capulet, Paris, Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Paris wants to marry Juliet, Juliet is mourning Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment Significance: Capulet is saying Juliet is too sad to meet Paris Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: ‘Things have fallen out badly’ is personified Why it’s used/What it means: It means bad things have happened
¨These times of woe afford no time to woo¨ Madam, good night. Commend me to your daughter. Speaker: Paris Talking to: Lord capulet, Lady capulet Who’s present: Lord capulet, Lady capulet, Paris Surrounding Event: This is after the nurse has left to talk to Friar Lawrence Significance: Shows that paris still wants to marry Juliet, but we know she’s already married Fig. Language: Dramatic irony How it’s used: Paris wants to marry Juliet but we know she’s already married Why it’s used/What it means: It is used as a form of foreshadowing the future conflict that will happen when the family finds out she is already married
I will, and know her mind early tomorrow. Tonight she is mewed up to her heaviness. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Paris Who’s present: Paris, Lord Capulet Surrounding Event: Paris wants to marry Juliet, Juliet is upstairs mourning Tybalt’s death Significance: Lady Capulet is saying she will ask Juliet about Paris’ proposal
Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender Of my child’s love. I think she will be ruled In all respects by me. Nay, more, I doubt it not Speaker: Lord Capulet Talking to: Lady Capulet & Paris Who’s present: Lady Capulet, Paris & Lord capulet Surrounding Event: This is after the nurse has left to talk to Friar Lawrence Significance: Shows that Lord Capulet has changed his mind from Act 1 & no longer cares about juliet’s opinion Fig. Language: None
Wife, go you to her ere you go to bed. Acquaint her here of my son Paris’ love, And bid her, mark you me, on Wednesday next— But, soft! What day is this? Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, Paris Surrounding Event: Capulet is agreeing to allow Paris to marry Juliet on Thursday, although he wants to marry Juliet sooner Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Monday, my lord. Speaker: Paris Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Lord capulet, Lady capulet, Paris Surrounding Event: Capulet is agreeing to allow Paris to marry Juliet on Thursday, although he wants to marry Juliet sooner Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Monday! Ha, ha. Well, Wednesday is too soon, O’ Thursday let it be.—O’ Thursday, tell her, She shall be married to this noble earl.— Will you be ready? Do you like this haste? We’ll keep no great ado, a friend or two. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Paris Who’s present: Lord capulet, Lady capulet, Paris Surrounding Event: Capulet is agreeing to allow Paris to marry Juliet on Thursday, although he wants to marry Juliet sooner Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
For, hark you, Tybalt being slain so late, It may be thought we held him carelessly, Being our kinsman, if we revel much. Therefore we’ll have some half a dozen friends, And there an end. But what say you to Thursday? Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Paris Who’s present: Lord capulet, Lady capulet, Paris Surrounding Event: Capulet is agreeing to allow Paris to marry Juliet on Thursday, although he wants to marry Juliet sooner Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
My lord, I would that Thursday were tomorrow. Speaker: Paris Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Lord capulet, Lady capulet, Paris Surrounding Event: Capulet is agreeing to allow Paris to marry Juliet on Thursday, although he wants to marry Juliet sooner Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Well get you gone. O’ Thursday be it, then.— Go you to Juliet ere you go to bed. Prepare her, wife, against this wedding day.— Farewell, my lord.—Light to my chamber, ho! Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Paris Who’s present: Lord capulet, Lady capulet, Paris Surrounding Event: Capulet is agreeing to allow Paris to marry Juliet on Thursday, although he wants to marry Juliet sooner Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Afore me! It is so very late, That we may call it early by and by.— Good night. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Paris Who’s present: Lord capulet, Lady capulet, Paris Surrounding Event: Capulet is agreeing to allow Paris to marry Juliet on Thursday, although he wants to marry Juliet sooner Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear. Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate tree. Believe me, love, it was the nightingale. Speaker: Julilet Talking to: romeo Who’s present: romeo, Juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo & Juliet have just secured their marriage Fig. Language:personification How it’s used: Night is said to have the ability to sing even though she can´t Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet doesn’t want romeo to leave yet so sheś trying to make absurd excuses about the night.
It was the lark, the herald of the morn,No nightingale. Look, love, what envious streaksDo lace the severing clouds in yonder east. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo, Juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo & Juliet have just secured their marriage Fig. Language:none
Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund dayStands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.I must be gone and live, or stay and die. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo, Juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo & Juliet have just secured their marriage Fig. Language:metaphor How its used: Compares stars to candles hy it’s used: To show it is day
Yon light is not daylight, I know it, I.It is some meteor that the sun exhalesTo be to thee this night a torchbearer, Speaker: Julilet Talking to: romeo Who’s present: romeo, Juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo & Juliet have just secured their marriage Fig. Language:none
And light thee on thy way to Mantua.Therefore stay yet. Thou need’st not to be gone. Speaker: Julilet Talking to: romeo Who’s present: romeo, Juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo & Juliet have just secured their marriage Fig. Language:none
let me be ta’en. Let me be put to death. I am content, so thou wilt have it so. I’ll say yon grey is not the morning’s eye. ‘Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia’s brow. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo & juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance:Shows Romeo’s devotion to Juliet’s happiness Fig. Language:allusion How it’s used:Romeo references the greek goddess of the moon Cynthia Why it’s used/What it means:Romeo is saying that morning is not coming up, that instead it is the tip of the moon
Nor that is not the lark, whose notes do beatThe vaulty heaven so high above our heads.I have more care to stay than will to go.Come, death, and welcome! ____a____ wills it so.—How is ‘t, my soul? Let’s talk. It is not day. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo & juliet (a) Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance:Shows Romeo’s devotion to Juliet’s happiness Fig. Language: none
it is, it is. Hie hence! Be gone, away! It is the lark that sings so out of tune, Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps. Some say the lark makes sweet division. This doth not so, for she divideth us. Some say the lark and loathèd toad change eyes. Oh, now I would they had changed voices too, Since arm from arm that voice doth us affray, Hunting thee hence with hunt’s-up to the day. O, now be gone. More light and light it grows. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: romeo & juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance:This shows that Juliet has realized her own selfishness and now want romeo to go away Fig. Language:alliteration How it’s used:The words Hie, hence, straining, sharps, some sweet, doth, divideth, are said in the same line because they have the same beginning. Why it’s used/What it means:It is used to emphasize how even though juliet wants romeo to leave, she also want him to stay
More light and light, more dark and dark our woes Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Julier Who’s present: romeo & juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance:This shows that Romeo and Juliet have problems Fig. Language: none
Madam Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo, juliet, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: none
Nurse? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: romeo, juliet, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: none
Your lady mother is coming to your chamber. The day is broke; be wary; look about Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo, juliet, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: none
Then, window, let day in and let life out Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Romeo, as if to the window Who’s present: romeo, juliet, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: Apostrophe; How it’s used: Talking to the window; Why it’s used: To say Romeo is leaving
Farewell, farewell. One kiss and I’ll descend Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo, juliet, and Nurse Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: none
Art thou gone so, love, lord? Ay, husband, friend, I must hear from thee every day in the hour, For in a minute there are many days. Oh, by this count I shall be much in years Ere I again behold my ____a____. a=RomeoSpeaker: Juliet Talking to: romeo Who’s present: romeo & juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance:Shows how much Juliet will miss romeo Fig. Language:alliteration How it’s used:The words love & lord are said in the first line because they have the same beginning. Why it’s used/What it means:To show that romeo is both her lover and her ruler
Farewell!I will omit no opportunityThat may convey my greetings, love, to thee. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo, juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: none
Oh, think’st thou we shall ever meet again? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: romeo, juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: none
I doubt it not, and all these woes shall serveFor sweet discourses in our time to come. Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo, juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: none
O God, I have an ill-divining soul. Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Romeo Who’s present: romeo & juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Shows Juliet misses Romeo Fig. Language:simile How it’s used:Compares Romeo to someone in a tomb. Why it’s used/What it means:To show that juliet sees how much romeo is suffering
And trust me, love, in my eye so do you.Dry sorrow drinks our blood. Adieu, adieu! Speaker: Romeo Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: romeo, juliet Surrounding Event: Lord capulet has just gave Juliet to Paris Significance: Romeo must leave Fig. Language: none
O fortune, fortune! All men call thee fickle. If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him That is renowned for faith? Be fickle, fortune, For then, I hope, thou wilt not keep him long, But send him back. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: herself (as if to fortune) Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Shows Juliet misses Romeo Fig. Language: alliteration, apostrophe How it’s used: fickle, fortune; talking to fortune Why it’s used/What it means: To emphasize how fortune changes
Ho, daughter, are you up? Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet (Lady Capulet is offstage) Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Who is ‘t that calls? Is it my lady mother?Is she not down so late or up so early?What unaccustomed cause procures her hither? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: herself Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Shows Juliet misses Romeo Fig. Language: none
Why, how now, ____a____? Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet (a) Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Madam, I am not well. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Evermore weeping for your cousin’s death?What, wilt thou wash him from his grave with tears?An if thou couldst, thou couldst not make him live.Therefore, have done. Some grief shows much of love,But much of grief shows still some want of wit. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Yet let me weep for such a feeling loss. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
So shall you feel the loss, but not the friendWhich you weep for. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Feeling so the loss,Cannot choose but ever weep the friend. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Well, girl, thou weep’st not so much for his death,As that the villain lives which slaughtered him. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
What villain, madam? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
That same villain, Romeo. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will now be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Villain and he be many miles asunder. God pardon him! I do, with all my heart, And yet no man like he doth grieve my heart. Speaker:Juliet Talking to: Herself, then Lady capulet Who’s present: Juliet & Lady capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet and Romeo’s love is in danger Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: A heart can’t grieve Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet is suffering grief because of Romeo
That is because the traitor murderer lives. Speaker: Lady capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet & Lady capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet and Romeo’s love is in danger Fig. Language: none
Ay, madam, from the reach of these my hands, would none but I venge my cousin’s death. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet and Romeo’s love is in danger Fig. Language: none
We will have vengeance for it, fear thou not. Then weep no more. I’ll send to one in Mantua, Where that same banished runagate doth live, Shall give him such an unaccustomed dram That he shall soon keep Tybalt company. And then, I hope, thou wilt be satisfied. Speaker: Lady capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet & Lady capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet and Romeo’s love is in danger Fig. Language: none
Indeed, I never shall be satisfied With ____a____, till I behold him—dead— a=RomeoSpeaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Is my poor heart for a kinsman vexed. Madam, if you could find out but a man To bear a poison, I would temper it, That Romeo should, upon receipt thereof, Soon sleep in quiet. Oh, how my heart abhors Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present:Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: A heart can’t abhor something Why it’s used/What it means: To show Juliet misses Romeo
To hear him named, and cannot come to him. To wreak the love I bore my cousin Upon his body that slaughtered him! Speaker: Juliet Talking to Lady capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Find thou the means, and I’ll find such a man. But now I’ll tell thee joyful tidings, girl. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
And joy comes well in such a needy time. What are they, beseech your ladyship? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Well, well, thou hast a careful father, child. One who, to put thee from thy heaviness, Hath sorted out a sudden day of joy That thou expect’st not, nor I looked not for. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Madam, in happy time, what day is that? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: Personification How it’s used: Time isn’t happy Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet is saying respond quickly
Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn, The gallant, young, and noble gentleman, The County Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church, Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Now, by Saint Peter’s Church and Peter too, He shall not make me there a joyful bride. I wonder at this haste, that I must wed Ere he, that should be husband, comes to woo. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet: Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet. And when I do, I swear It shall be ____a____, whom you know I hate, Rather than ____b____. These are news indeed! a=Romeob=ParisSpeaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present:Juliet & Lady capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
Here comes your father. Tell him so yourself, And see how he will take it at your hands. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
When the sun sets the air doth drizzle dew, But for the sunset of my brother’s son It rains downright. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris Fig. Language: none
How now? A conduit, girl?What, still in tears, Evermore showering? In one little body Thou counterfeit st a bark, a sea, a wind, For still thy eyes, which I may call the sea, Do ebb and flow with tears. The bark thy body is, Sailing in this salt flood. The winds thy sighs, Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: Juliet’s tears aren’t as much as a shower Why it’s used/What it means: Juliet is crying
Who, raging with thy tears, and they with them, Without a sudden calm will overset Thy tempest-tossèd body.—How now, wife? Have you delivered to her our decree? Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet, then Lady Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none
Ay, sir, but she will none, she gives you thanks. I would the fool were married to her grave! Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: Hyperbole How it’s used: Lady Capulet doesn’t wish Juliet was dead Why it’s used/What it means: Lady Capulet is mad at Juliet
Soft, take me with you, take me with you, wife. How, will she none? Doth she not give us thanks? Is she not proud? Doth she not count her blessed, Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought So worthy a gentleman to be her bride? Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Not proud you have, but thankful that you have. Proud can I never be of what I hate, But thankful even for hate that is meant love. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
How, how, how, how? Chopped logic! What is this? “Proud,” and “I thank you,” and “I thank you not,” And yet “not proud”? Mistress minion you, Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds, But fettle your fine joints ‘gainst Thursday next To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none
Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither. Out, you green sickness, carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow face! Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: metaphor How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Fie, fie! What, are you mad? Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Good Father, I beseech you on my knees, Hear me with patience but to speak a word. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday, Or never after look me in the face. Speak not. Reply not. Do not answer me. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none
My fingers itch. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Wife, we scarce thought us blest That God had lent us but this only child, But now I see this one is one too much And that we have a curse in having her. Out on her, hilding! Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present:Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
God in heaven bless her! You are to blame, my lord, to rate her so. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
And why, my Lady Wisdom? Hold your tongue, Good prudence. Smatter with your gossips, go. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
I speak no treason. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance:Juliet & Lady capulet were just talking Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Oh, God ‘i’ good e’en. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present:Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
May not one speak? Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Capulet Who’s present:Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Peace, you mumbling fool! Utter your gravity o’er a gossip’s bowl, For here we need it not. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: personification How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
You are too hot. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance:Shows that lady capulet sees that lord capulet is too angry even though she may agree with him Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
God’s bread! It makes me mad. Day, night, hour, tide, time, work, play, Alone, in company, still my care hath been To have her matched. And having now provided Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none
A gentleman of noble parentage, Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly trained, Stuffed, as they say, with honorable parts, Proportioned as one’s thought would wish a man— And then to have a wretched puling fool, Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
A whining mammet, in her fortune’s tender, To answer “I’ll not wed,” “I cannot love,” “I am too young,” “I pray you, pardon me.”— But, an you will not wed, I’ll pardon you. Graze where you will, you shall not house with me. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: metaphor How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Look to ‘t, think on ‘t, I do not use to jest. Thursday is near. Lay hand on heart, advise. An you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend. An you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee, Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Nor what is mine shall never do thee good. Trust to’t, bethink you. I’ll not be forsworn. Speaker: Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present:Capulet, Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Is there no pity sitting in the clouds That sees into the bottom of my grief?— O sweet my mother, cast me not away! Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: personification How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Delay this marriage for a month, a week. Or, if you do not, make the bridal bed In that dim monument where Tybalt lies. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Lady Capulet Who’s present:Nurse, Juliet and Lady Capulet Surrounding Event: Capulet and Paris agreed that Paris will marry Juliet Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word. Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee. Speaker: Lady Capulet Talking to: Juliet Who’s present:Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
O God!—O, how shall this be prevented? My husband is on earth, my faith in heaven. How shall that faith return again to earth, Unless that husband send it me from heaven By leaving earth? Comfort me. Counsel me.— Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present:Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: personification How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Alack, alack, that heaven should practice stratagems Upon so soft a subject as myself.— What sayst thou? Hast thou not a word of joy? Some comfort, ____a____. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse (a) Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: personification How it’s used: Heaven can’t play tricks Why it’s used/What it means: To show Juliet has bad luck
Faith, here it is. Romeo is banishèd, and all the world to nothing That he dares ne’er come back to challenge you. Or, if he do, it needs must be by stealth. Then, since the case so stands as now it doth, I think it best you married with the county. Oh, he’s a lovely gentleman. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Romeo’s a dishclout to him. An eagle, madam, Hath not so green, so quick, so fair an eye As Paris hath. Beshrew my very heart, I think you are happy in this second match, For it excels your first. Or if it did not, Your first is dead, or ’twere as good he were, As living here and you no use of him. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: metaphor How it’s used: Compares Romeo to a dishclout Why it’s used/What it means: To show Romeo is less attractive than Paris
Speakest thou from thy heart? Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
And from my soul too, else beshrew them both. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Amen! Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
What? Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event: Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Fig. Language: none How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Well, thou hast comforted me marvelous much. Go in, and tell my lady I am gone, Having displeased my father, to Lawrence’s cell To make confession and to be absolved. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event: Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language:alliteration How it’s used: Why it’s used/What it means:
Marry, I will, and this is wisely done. Speaker: Nurse Talking to: Juliet Who’s present: Nurse, Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance: Juliet will be pressured to marry Paris, causes problems for her and Romeo Fig. Language: none
Ancient damnation! O most wicked fiend! Is it more sin to wish me thus forsworn, Or to dispraise my lord with that same tongue Which she hath praised him with above compare Speaker: Juliet Talking to: herself Who’s present: Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance:shows that juliet now hates the nurse Fig. Language:metaphor How it’s used:Juliet compares the nurse to a demon Why it’s used/What it means:to show how much juiet now hates the nurse and wishs her dead
So many thousand times? Go, counselor. Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain. I’ll to the friar to know his remedy. If all else fail, myself have power to die. Speaker: Juliet Talking to: Nurse (offstage) Who’s present:Juliet Surrounding Event:Capulet has just gotten angry at juliet for not wanting to marry Paris Significance:Shows what juliet plans to do later on, ask Friar lawerance for help then kill herself if that doesn’t work Fig. Language:hyperbole How it’s used:Juliet says that the nurse has praised romeo a thousand times even though that is ridiculous Why it’s used/What it means:It shows julietś surprise that the nurse isn taking her side

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