2nd November 2017

shakespeare sonnet exercise

Now old desire doth in his deathbed lie,
And young affection gapes to be his heir.
That fair for which love groaned for and would die
With tender Juliet matched, is now not fair.
5Now Romeo is beloved and loves again,
Alike bewitchèd by the charm of looks,
But to his foe supposed he must complain,
And she steal love’s sweet bait from fearful hooks.
Being held a foe, he may not have access
10To breathe such vows as lovers use to swear.
And she as much in love, her means much less
To meet her new beloved anywhere.
But passion lends them power, time means, to meet,
Tempering extremities with extreme sweet
1. Identify an example of a metaphor:
      “And she steals love’s sweet bait            from fearful hooks.”
2. Explain what this metaphor              conveys:
     I think this metaphor is saying that juliet could have loved anyone but she picked the most dangerous option ( a Montague and her families enemy).
3. What other device does shakespeare use to convey this idea: the words shakespeare uses similies

Respond now!

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