This evening, please paraphrase and then analyze Romeo’s speech below. Next, you must then compare it to the Friar’s speech beneath it.
What perpetual truth does each speaker express in his lines? What possible outcome does the imagery foreshadow in each quotation?
Don’t forget: you must analyze both speeches and comment on the analysis of your classmates as well.Amen, amen! But come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight. Do thou but close our hand with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare – It is enough I may but call her mine. These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite. Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.