Tonight you have a choice! You must paraphrase and analyze one of the short speeches below AND comment on your classmates responses to the other speech, the one you did not choose. After you paraphrase your chosen passage, analyze it carefully. Please follow the SOAPSTone model, where you discuss the speaker, the occasion, the audience (to whom the lines are spoken, not the audience of the play), the purpose, and the tone. Be sure also to think about characterization, plot development, and theme. In addition, you must comment on one of your classmates’ analyses of the other short speech. Naturally, you are welcome to comment as well on the analyses of the speech you chose for your response.
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a kiss.
Go ask his name – if he is married,
My grave is like to be my wedding bed…..
My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and is known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me
That I must love a loathed enemy.