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Romeo & Juliet Prologue

Two Households – Love by the numbers in “Romeo and Juliet”

Enter Chorus. Two households, both alike in dignity In fair Verona, where we lay our scene , From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife. The fearful passage of their death-marked love And the continuance of their parents' rage, Which, but their children's end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; Prologue. Think of this like a mini-reading guide: here, Shakespeare or the Chorus tells us up front that, over the course of the play, "two households," or families in Verona, are going to get caught up again in a long standing feud, or "ancient grudge. In just a few lines, Shakespeare lays out the plot and a few of the major themes—done and done. Well, you can't get much more transient than two hours, right?

They may have been vaguely familiar to some. Love hath inflamed twayne by sodayn sight. And both do graunt the thing that both desyre. They wed in shrift by counsell of a frier. Yong Romeus clymes fayre Juliets bower by night. Three monthes he doth enjoy his cheefe delight.

Alliteration is defined as the repetition of the first consonant sound or sounds in two or more words that follow each other in succession. These words may be immediately adjacent or separated by a few words. A simple example is "Betty had a baby boy. Alliteration is often found in literature and poetry because it can frame a scene beautifully. It jumps off the page and into the reader's mind, but it can also emphasize a theme.

Jule Romans is a retired English teacher and college instructor. She has taught Shakespeare and advanced literature for over 25 years. If you are struggling to make sense of the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, try this handy line-by-line analysis.
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This is a short summary of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The play which is set in Verona is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair. Romeo and Juliet fall in love at a party. But they come from families which hate each other.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "romeo-and-juliet" Showing of Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy. Deny thy father refuse thy name, thou art thyself thou not a montegue, what is montegue?

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