His face was as black as thunder Metaphor = powerful, direct
The road was like a ribbon Metaphor = powerful, direct
Act 1 ROMEO is depressed and disappointed in love – he is in love with a woman called ROSALINE ROSALINE does not care for him and has not returned his love ROMEO is full of confusion and sadness, being in love is painful and made him suffer.
What is love? ROMEO Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes Being vex'd a sea nourish'd with lovers' tears What is it else? a madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
Original Shakespearean text Modern day translation ROMEO Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers‘ eyes Being vex'd a sea nourish'd with lovers' tears What is it else? a madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet. ROMEO Here’s what love is: a smoke made out of lovers' sighs. When the smoke clears, love is a fire burning in your lover’s eyes. If you frustrate love, you get an ocean made out of lovers' tears. What else is love? It’s a wise form of madness. It’s a sweet lozenge that you choke on. What is love?
We will discuss the following images of Romeo’s and discuss what he was trying to say about love. What picture does the imagery create in your mind.
Write down the quotations with translations, and write an explanation of what the imagery shows. You could draw a picture of the picture it creates in your mind.
‘It is the east and Juliet is the sun.’ Romeo, Act II scene ii. ‘I have night’s cloak to hide me from their sight.’ Romeo Act II scene ii. ‘Thou know’st the mask of night is on my face’ Juliet, Act II scene ii. ‘This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower….’ Juliet, Act II scene ii
‘It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night.’ Romeo, Act I scene V ‘My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand.’ Romeo, Act I scene V (Blushing = shy, pilgrims= religious people) ‘My grave is like to be my wedding bed’ Juliet, Act I scene V
Summative Assignment Revisit act 2 scene 2 and choose an example of imagery. Write down the example and write out an explanation of it’s meaning. Plan a picture to show the imagery. You will hand draw a picture representing the imagery and put the quote on the paper. You will be marked on the following criteria…
Does the image match the quote? Can the viewer understand the meaning by the picture? Is it aesthetically pleasing? *Is it neat? *Is it colourful? *Is it symmetrical? *Does it cite the act, scene and line, and have quotation marks? Look at the following example.. “Romeo! Humours! Madman! Passion! Lover! Appear thou in the likeness of a sigh”(II.i.7-8).