Romeo and Juilet imagery_of_love act 2 scene ii

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Uses creative language to describe things
 Often compares two things using similes
or metaphors
 Creates a picture in the audience’s mind
His face was as black as thunder
Metaphor =
powerful,
direct
road was
like a ribbon
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Metaphor =
powerful,
direct
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.
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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.
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
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.
Modern day translation
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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.
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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.
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‘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
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‘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
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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).
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