Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5

Literary Device Exploration1. Explain the significance e of the simile: “It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/As a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear…/To what else does does Romeo compare Juliet? What is your reaction to these comparisons – is this a very romantic statement? Why? Juliet stands out as a bright whiteness against the night – she is a dove (bright and beautiful) compared to a crow – dark and ugly.It’s beautiful because he is comparing her to nature’s beauty – far more beautiful than the ugliness of the darkness.
Analysis and ReflectionIs Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting true love at sight? How do you know? When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time, he is struck by her beauty and breaks into a sonnet. The imagery Romeo uses to describe Juliet gives important insights into their relationship. Romeo initially describes Juliet as a source of light, like a star, against the darkness: “she doth teach the torches to burn bright! Romeo is speaking in a SOLILOQUY!!!
Analysis and ReflectionWhat does Juliet mean by “My only love sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late!”? What literary element is at work in this line? Juliet after the Nurse tells her that Romeo is a Montague. She has already fallen in love with him. The information has come too late to save them from this difficult situation.
Analysis and ReflectionTybalt grudgingly obeys his uncle and leaves Romeo alone. However, he utters an ominous prediction to Lord Capulet. What is Tybalt’s prophecy?
Analysis and ReflectionIf you fall in love with someone of whom your family disapproves, do you think you should still marry the person regardless of the obstacles?

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