|Which of Juliet’s lines best shows that she understands Romeo’s identity?
||IT IS NOT But no more deep will I endart mine eye
|Read the dialogue between Romeo and Mercutio found in Act I, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.Romeo: Give me a torch: I am not for this ambling;Being but heavy, I will bear the light.Mercutio: Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance.Romeo: Not I, believe me: you have dancing shoesWith nimble soles; I have a soul of leadSo stakes me to the ground I cannot move.Based on these lines, which statement is true?
||IT IS NOT Romeo is nervous, and Mercutio is brave.
|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
|Impulsive, emotional Romeo acts as a character foil for
||IT IS NOT Capulet, who is stern and protective.
|Which pair of characters have a relationship based on caregiving?
||IT IS NOT Nurse and Capulet
|Compare Romeo and Mercutio in these lines from Act I, scene iv of Romeo and Juliet.Romeo: Give me a torch: I am not for this ambling;Being but heavy, I will bear the light.Mercutio: Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance.Romeo: Not I, believe me: you have dancing shoesWith nimble soles; I have a soul of leadWhich statements about this dialogue are true? Check all that apply.
||IT IS NOT A., B., and E.
|When Romeo and Juliet first meet in Act I, scene v, a sonnet structure is used because
||IT IS NOT sonnets convey the shyness of a first encounter.
|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.
|Shakespearean sonnets are organized in
||three quatrains and a couplet.
|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.