Characters and Conflict in Romeo and Juliet, Part 3

A poem with fourteen lines and a mixed rhyme scheme is a sonnet
Which of Juliet’s lines best shows that she understands Romeo’s identity? My only love sprung from my only hate!
Read these lines spoken by Nurse and Lady Capulet in Act I, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Nurse: Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour.Lady Capulet: She’s not fourteen.Nurse: I’ll lay fourteen of my teeth—And yet to my teen be it spoken I have but four—She is not fourteen.These lines allow the reader to see Nurse’s sense of humor
Read the dialogue from Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Capulet: Why, how now, kinsman! wherefore storm you so?Tybalt: Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe;A villain that is hither come in spite,To scorn at our solemnity this night.Capulet: Young Romeo, is it?Tybalt: ‘Tis he, that villain Romeo.Capulet: Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone:He bears him like a portly gentlemanWhich best describes the relationship between Tybalt and Capulet? Tybalt is Capulet’s nephew. His short-tempered personality provides a foil to the calmer Lord Capulet.
Impulsive, emotional Romeo acts as a character foil for Paris, who is stable yet dull.
Read the lines from Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Romeo: Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?Juliet: Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.Romeo: O! then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.Shakespeare uses the structure of these lines to develop Romeo’s character as he persuades Juliet to kiss him.
Which pair of characters have a relationship based on caregiving? Nurse and Juliet
Read the lines from Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Romeo: [To JULIET.] If I profane with my unworthiest handThis holy shrine, the gentle sin is this;My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready standTo smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.Juliet: Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,Which mannerly devotion shows in this;For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.Which statement about the structure of these lines is true? Romeo’s lines make up one quatrain, which uses an abab rhyme scheme.
Read the lines from Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.Juliet: Then have my lips the sin that they have took.Romeo: Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urg’d!Give me my sin again.Juliet: You kiss by the book.Shakespeare uses the structure of these lines to demonstrate the playful affection of a new relationship.
When Romeo and Juliet first meet in Act I, scene v, a sonnet structure is used because the sonnet shows their romantic connection.

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