|Romeo: It was the lark, the herald of the morn, No nightingale: look, love, what envious streaks Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east: Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops: I must be gone and live, or stay and die. How does Shakespeare use the motif of morning?
||to show the certainty of fate
|Friar Laurence: Too familiar vIs my dear son with such sour company: I bring thee tidings of the prince’s doom. Romeo: What less than doomsday is the prince’s doom? Friar Laurence: A gentler judgment vanish’d from his lips, Not body’s death, but body’s banishment.How does this complication contribute to the central conflict of the play?
||When Romeo is forced to leave the city, his marriage to Juliet is strained.
|Liam navigated the busy park, scanning the crowd for his friends. They had agreed to meet at the water slide, and soon the towering steps came into view. He spotted Rachel and Marco by the inner tubes, and soon the three were racing to the top of the slide. There were over a hundred wooden stairs to climb, but the friends usually climbed them without pause. This time, however, their progress was slowed by a surprising mid-day crowd. Spiraling up the stairs were dozens of eager park patrons, each gripping a slippery tube. Liam shook his head and told his friends they would need a little more patience than usual waiting for their favorite view from the top.What complication is introduced in the excerpt?
||Marco and his friends have to wait in a long line.
|Juliet: And bring in cloudy night immediately.Spread thy close curtain, love-performing night!That runaway’s eyes may wink, and RomeoLeap to these arms, untalk’d of and unseen!Which words and phrases from the passage support the motif of darkness? Check all that apply.
||✓ cloudy night✘ immediately✓ close curtain✘ love-performing✓ eyes may wink✘ to these arms✓ unseen
|Paris: These times of woe afford no time to woo. Madam, good-night: commend me to your daughter. Lady Capulet: I will, and know her mind early to-morrow; To-night she’s mew’d up to her heaviness. Therefore farewell; I see thou know’st me not. Capulet: Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender Of my child’s love: I think she will be rul’d In all respects by me; nay, more, I doubt it not.How does this complication contribute to the central conflict of the play?
||When the Capulets fail to consult Juliet, tension begins to build in her family.
|Juliet: Then, window, let day in, and let life out. Romeo: Farewell, farewell! one kiss, and I’ll descend. [Descends.] Juliet: Art thou gone so? my lord, my love, my friend! I must hear from thee every day in the hour, For in a minute there are many days: O! by this count I shall be much in years Ere I again behold my Romeo.What conclusion can be drawn about Juliet based on her reaction to Romeo’s departure ?
||She depends on Romeo and dreads life without him.
|Lara hesitated at the door. She confirmed the room number, comparing it to the schedule in her sweaty hands. With downcast eyes, she shuffled toward the teacher’s desk. Greeting the teacher, she timidly asked, “Spanish Two, Señora Garcia?”The underlined words reveal Lara’s
|As Gregor stood and joined the line of kids, he exhaled deeply. While the rest of the team was selected, his posture relaxed. Gradually, his heartbeat steadied, and he high-fived each new member that joined the team.The underlined words reveal Gregor’s
|Which statements about literary motifs are true? Check all that apply.
||✓ They appear repeatedly in texts.✘ They define key terms.✓ They help develop themes.✓ They reveal meaning in the text. ✓They influence the mood of the work.✘They describe background information.
|Juliet: Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-brow’d night, Give me my Romeo: and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars,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.In this excerpt, Shakespeare presents the motif of night as a
||caring, romantic figure.